Daily Information Bulletin - 1980s - 1988 - SEP - ENG

 DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR COMMENDS EFFICIENCY OF OFFICERS IN AIR CRASH RESCUE OPERATION ............................................ 1

GOVERNOR VISITS RTHK ........................................ 2

GOVT ON TARGET FOR LICENSING CTV OPERATOR IN 1989............ 2

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PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF RETAIL SALES SURVEY FOR JUNE ......... 5

NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR URBCO, DB BY-ELECTIONS .............. 8

FS VISITS TOY FACTORY ....................................... 9

DFCC MEMBERS VISIT MAGISTRACY ............................... 9

DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS ON PRIVATE FARMS TO START SOON ....... 10

EYE CARE CAMPAIGN PRESS CONFERENCE .......................... 10

CALL FOR SUPPORT IN ANTI-MOSQUITO DRIVE ..................... 11

NEW AMBULANCE DEPOT, FSD STAFF QUARTERS ..................... 12

POT FLOWER GROWING COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN ................. 13

TRAFFIC PLAN FOR FOOTB.tLL MATCHES .......................... 14

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GOVERNOR COMMENDS EFFICIENCY OF OFFICERS IN AIR CRASH RESCUE OPERATION t * t * t

THE GOVERNOR TODAY (THURSDAY) HIGHLY COMMENDED THE EFFICIENT RESCUE OPERATION CARRIED OUT BY OFFICERS OF THE EMERGENCY UNITS AFTER AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A CAAC AIRCRAFT YESTERDAY.

DURING A VISIT TO THE AIRPORT FIRE STATION THIS AFTERNOON, SIR DAVID PERSONALLY EXPRESSED HIS APPRECIATION TO MEMBERS OF THE AIRPORTBASED EMERGENCY UNITS INCLUDING THE POLICE, THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT'S AIRFIELD SUPERVISORS.

DESCRIBING THE ACCIDENT AS ”A GREAT TRAGEDY”, SIR DAVID SAID IT WAS ALSO A GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW EFFICIENTLY THE EMERGENCY SERVICES COULD OPERATE.

"I HAVE NO DOUBT AT ALL THAT THE SPEED OF THE REACTION HELPED TO SAVE A GREAT MANY LIVES,” HE SAID.

THE GOVERNOR THANKED ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION, ADDING THAT ’’HONG KONG FEELS PROUD OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.”

EARklER, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, ALSO VISITED HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO TALK TO SOME OF THE STAFF WHO HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN THE RESCUE OPERATIONS.

HE HAD A DISCUSSION WITH THE ACTING AIRPORT GENERAL MANAGER, MR WILLIAM HUTCHINGS, ON THE EXTENT OF DISRUPTION TO AIR TRAFFIC AND WAS TOLD THAT OPERATIONS HAD RETURNED TO NORMAL THIS MORNING.

MR JACOBS COMMENDED ALL THOSE WHO HAD TAKEN PART IN THE RESCUE OPERATIONS, AND WORKING LONG HOURS TO KEEP THE AIRPORT OPEN THROUGHOUT LAST NIGHT TO FACILITATE THE DEPARTURE OF DELAYED FLIGHTS.

HE LATER INSPECTED THE SITE OF THE ACCIDENT AND THE WRECKAGE, WHICH IS NOW PLACED ON A PIECE OF CROWN LAND ON KOWLOON RECLAMATION.

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GOVERNOR VISITS RTHK « » *

DURING A VISIT TODAY (THURSDAY) TO RADIO TELEVISION HONG 'KONG, THE GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID WILSON, CONFIRMED THAT WORK ON THE DETAILED ARRANGEMENTS FOR SETTING UP AN INDEPENDENT BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO WHICH RTHK WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE, INCLUDING PREPARATION |OF THE NECESSARY LEGISLATION, WAS NOW NEARING COMPLETION.

THE DEPARTMENT’S CHANGE OF STATUS IS EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE AROUND APRIL NEXT YEAR FOLLOWING THE APPOINTMENT OF THE RTHK PROVISIONAL BOARD OF GOVERNORS THIS NOVEMBER.

SIR DAVID WAS ACCOMPANIED ON HIS VISIT BY THE DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MISS CHEUNG MAN-YEE, WHO BRIEFED HIM ON THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT AND LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.

RTHK HAD GROWN FROM A STUDIO HOUSED IN THE OLD POST OFFICE BUILDING IN PEDDER STREET IN 1928 TO A DEPARTMENT WITH 770 STAFF AND BROADCASTING 700 HOURS OF RADIO PROGRAMMES WEEKLY ON FIVE ENGLISH AND CHINESE CHANNELS, SIR DAVID WAS TOLD.

IT NOW ALSO PRODUCES 12 HOURS OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS TELEVISION PROGRAMMES EACH WEEK FOR TRANSMISSION BY THE TWO COMMERCIAL TELEVISION STATIONS AND EIGHT HOURS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR SCHOOLS EVERY WEEK DURING TERM TIME, HE NOTED.

THE GOVERNOR LATER TOURED THE NEWSROOM, RADIO AND TELEVISION STUDIOS, EDITING AND ART SERVICES AREAS AND MET SENIOR STAFF.

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GOVT ON TARGET FOR LICENSING CTV OPERATOR IN 1989 ♦ » » » «

THE GOVERNMENT IS NOW WELL ON TARGET FOR LICENSING A CABLE TELEVISION (CTV) OPERATOR BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT. YEAR, THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

MR TSAo WAS GIVING A TALK ON THE "FIVE W’S" OF CTV IN HONG KONG - WHAT, WHY, WHEN, WHERE AND WHO - AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG NORTH.

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TOUCHING ON ’WHEN”, HE SAID THAT ON SEPTEMBER 19 AN INVITATION WOULD BI ISSUED TO INTERESTED PARTIES TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR CTV IN HONG KONG.

"THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION WILL BE THE END OF FEBRUARY 1989. WE SHALL THEN NEED ABOUT FOUR MONTHS TO ANALYSE THE SUBMISSIONS,” HE SAID.

"IN THE COURSE OF THIS PROCESS, THE BROADCASTING AUTHORITY WILL BE INVOLVED IN SELECTING THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, AND THE FINAL DECISION WILL BE TAKEN BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL NEXT SUMMER.

"WE HOPE THAT BY PUBLICISING OUR INVITATION OVERSEAS, WE SHALL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE A NUMBER OF COMPETENT BIDS AND GIVE HONG KONG THE WIDEST POSSIBLE CHOICE.

"JUDGING FROM ENQUIRIES RECEIVED FROM THE USA, JAPAN, EUROPE AND THE UK, THERE IS GREAT INTEREST WORLDWIDE IN THIS AS YET UNTAPPED MARKET IN OUR BROADCASTING SERVICES. WE EXPECT TO RECEIVE A NUMBER OF BIDS AND VlE SHALL PROCESS THEM WITH CARE."

AS TO WHERE AND HOW PEOPLE WOULD BE ABLE TO SUBSCRIBE TO CTV, MR TSAO SAID THE DOCUMENTATION TO BE ISSUED ON SEPTEMBER 19 WOULD INCLUDE A "HOMES PASSED" REQUIREMENT, SETTING OUT THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR THE SPEED WITH WHICH CTV WAS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS.

"WE HAVE CARVED UP THE TERRITORY INTO DISTRICTS WHICH COINCIDENTALLY ARE ALMOST THE SAME AS THE LEGCO ELECTORAL COLLEGES: NORTH AND SOUTH HONG KONG, EAST, WEST AND CENTRAL KOWLOON., NORTH, EAST AND WEST NEW TERRITORIES," HE SAID.

"IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE LICENCE, WE SET NO MINIMUM REQUIREMENT. IN THE SECOND YEAR, A TOTAL OF 160,000; 320,000 IN THE THIRD YEAR; 400,000 IN THE FOURTH YEAR; AND 840,000 TN THE FIFTH YEAR.

"WE ANTICIPATE THAT BY THE SEVENTH YEAR OF THE LICENCE, ALMOST EVERY AREA, UNLESS PARTICULARLY REMOTE, WILL BE ABLE TO SUBSCRIBE TO CTV. "

GIVING SOME INDICATION OF WHAT SORT OF BIDS MIGHT SUCCEED AND THE SORT THAT WERE LIKELY TO FAIL, MR TSAO SAID THAT WHAT WAS BEING LOOKED FOR WAS A (ABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER, NOT JUST A NETWORK.

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"WHILE WE WELCOME BIDS FROM PARTIES WORKING IN TANDEM TO BUILD AND OPERATE THE NETWORK UNDER ONE COMPANY AND TO DO THE BROADCASTING UNDER ANOTHER, WE CANNOT AGREE TO BECOME MATCHMAKERS," HE SAID.

"CABLE NETWORK PROVIDERS, HOWEVER EXPERIENCED AND COMPETENT THEY ARE, MUST FIND A BROADCASTER TO WORK WITH.

"WHILE WE WOULD NOT RULE OUT LICENSING SEPARATE COMPANIES, ONE FOR THE NETWORK AND ONE FOR THE BROADCASTING, PROPOSALS WHICH DO NOT SOMEHOW LINK UP THE TWO WOULD NOT EARN AS MANY 'BROWNIE POINTS’ AS THOSE WHICH PROPERLY LINK UP THE NETWORK AND THE BROADCASTING.

"WE ARE LOOKING FOR QUALITY, VARIETY AND A GENUINE COMMITMENT TO THE LOCAL CULTURE OF HONG KONG," HE SAID, ADDING THAT THE SUCCESSFUL BROADCASTER MUST BE PREPARED TO UNDERTAKE SERIOUS LOCALLY-BASED PROGRAMME PRODUCTION.

MR TSAO POINTED OUT THAT CTV WAS NOT AS SIMPLE AS TELEVISION WITH WIRES'ATTACHED AND TO UNDERSTAND ITS IMPLICATIONS TWO MAIN POINTS WOULD HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED.

"THE FIRST IS THAT THE SUBSCRIBER TO CTV WILL HAVE AT HIS DISPOSAL APPROXIMATELY BETWEEN EIGHT AND 30 CHANNELS TO CHOOSE FROM AT ANY ONE TIME," HE SAID.

"THE IMPLICATION OF THIS IS THAT INSTEAD OF A SINGLE CHANNEL HAVING TO PLEASE MOST OF THE PEOPLE MOST OF THE TIME, THE CTV BROADCASTER CAN CONCENTRATE, ON ANY ONE CHANNEL, ON PLEASING A SMALL SECTION OF HIS AUDIENCE AND PERHAPS SERVING THAT SECTION BETTER. THOSE OF THE AUDIENCE WHOSE TASTES ARE DIFFERENT WILL SWITCH TO OTHER CHANNELS.

"WHAT THIS MEANS FOR HONG KONG IS THAT VALID MINORITY INTERESTS CAN BE FULLY CATERED TO. *

"THE SECOND IMPORTANT POINT IS THAT THE CTV BROADCASTER’S AUDIENCE IS MADE UP OF SUBSCRIBERS. THIS MEANS THAT THE BROADCASTER HAS TO GO FOR QUALITY AND HAS TO PLEASE HIS AUDIENCES, OTHERWISE THEY WILL DEFECT AND HE WILL LOSE MONEY DIRECTLY."

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PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF RETAIL SALES SURVEY FOR .’UNE

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THE VALUE OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES IN JUNE 1988, ESTIMATED AT $8,292 MILLION, WAS 25 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN JUNE 1987 WHILE THEIR VOLUME WAS 15 PER CENT HIGHER, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

COMPARING JUNE 1988 WITH JUNE 1987, RETAIL SALES OF FUELS WENT UP BY 5 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 2 PER CENT IN VOLUME. FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND DROPPED SLIGHTLY BY 1 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, RETAIL SALES OF ’’OTHER CONSUMER GOODS" AND ’’CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS” ROSE BY 4 7 PER CENT AND 26 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN VALUE AND 35 PER CENT AND 14 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN VOLUME. CONSUMER DURABLES INCREASED BY 12 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 3 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

A ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, RETAIL SALES OF DEPARTMENT STORES AND IN "MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS” ROSE BY 45 PER CENT AND 44 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN VALUE AND BY 31 PER CENT IN VOLUME. SUPERMARKET. SALES ROSE BY 17 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 8 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS FELL BY 1 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 7 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1988 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987, TOTAL RETAIL SALES INCREASED BY 24 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 14 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

ANALYSED BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS, SALES OF FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT IN VALUE AND DROPPED BY 3 PER CENT IN VOLUME. FUELS WENT UP BY 4 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND HAD ALMOST NO CHANGE IN SALES VOLUME.

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, RETAIL SALES OF "OTHER CONSUMER GOODS" ROSE BY 38 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 27 PER CENT IN VOLUME. ’’CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS" AND CONSUMER DURABLES INCREASED BY 25 PER CENT AND 24 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN SALES VALUE AND 14 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, SALES BY DEPARTMENT STORES WENT UP BY 55 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 41 PER CENT IN VOLUME, WHILE THE CORRESPONDING INCREASES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS WERE 41 PER CENT AND 28 PER CENT.

CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS INCREASED BY 16 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 9 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. SUPERMARKETS SALES ROSE BY 15 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 7 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

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WHEN COMI'YRII' Wi l li MAY I 988 , AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON MAI BF AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, TOTAL RETAIL SALES FOR JUNE 1988 RECORDED A NEGLIGIBLE CHANGE IN VALUE AND A SLIGHT DROP OF 1 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO WENT UP BY 6 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 4 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. FUELS INCREASED BY 4 PER CENT IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME.

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, RETAIL SALES OF "OTHER CONSUMER GOODS” REMAINED ALMOST UNCHANGED IN VALUE AND FELL BY 1 PER CENT IN VOLUME. CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS WENT DOWN BY 4 PER CENT IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. CONSUMER DURABLES DROPPED BY 4 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 5 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, SUPERMARKETS SALES INCREASED BY 13 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 12 PER CENT IN VOLUME. MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS RECORDED INCREASES OF 4 PER CENT IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME.

"CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS" AND DEPARTMENT STORES DECREASED BY 9 PER CENT AND 12 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME.

TABLE 1 PRESENTS THE REVISED TOTAL RETAIL SALES FIGURE FOR MAY 1988 AND THE PROVISIONAL FIGURE FOR JUNE 1988.

TABLE 2 SHOWS THE VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES FOR MAY AND JUNE 1988 (A) FOR ALL RETAIL TRADES, (B) BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS, AND (C) BY SELECTED TRADES (WHICH FORM PART OF THE RELEVANT MAJOR TRADE GROUPS), WITH AVERAGE RETAIL SALES FROM OCTOBER 1984 TO SEPTEMBER 1985 TAKEN AS 100.

COMPARISONS OF JUNE 1988 RESULTS WITH THOSE FOR MAY 1988 AND WITH THOSE FOR JUNE 1987 AND COMPARISONS OF RETAIL SALES IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987 ARE ALSO GIVEN.

THE REPORT CONTAINING THE ANALYSIS OF THE JUNE 1988 SURVEY RESULTS IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, AT $1 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. 5-8234941).

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!ABLE i : TOTAL RETAIL SALES

Iota! Retail Sales for June 1968 (Provisional Figure) = HK$9,292 Billion

for May 1988 (Revised Figure) = HK48.296 Billion

TABLE 2 : VALUE AMD VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES FOR MAY 1989 AND JUNE 19SB

(Monthly average of Oct. 8< - Seat. 85 2 100)

J Index of ' June 1989 June 1988 J Jan. - Jun. 1988

Ites J Retail ! May • June ! compared with coapared with ' coapared with

1 Sales 1 1988 J 1988 ! May 1988 June 1937 Jan. - Jun. 1997

1 (Revised (Provisional Points X Points X Points X

figures) figures)

(A) FOR ALL RETAIL TRADES

Value 143 148 1 1 30 25 28 24

Voluie 123 122 -1 -1 16 15 15 14

(8) BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS

Foodstuffs, alcoholic Value ’’4 120 7 6 6 5 6 5

drinks and tobacco Vol me 100 105 4 4 -i -1 -3 -3

Fuels Value 97 101 4 4 5 5 4 4

Vol use 104 108 4 4 2 2 1 »

Clothing, footwear Value 163 157 -7 . i 33 26 32 25

and allied croducts % VoluRe 12? 122 -5 -4 15 14 16 14

Correuisr durables Value 163 156 -7 -4 I? 12 29 24

Volute 13! 124 -7 -5 4 3 15 14

Other consuaer goods Valve 165 165 1 t 53 4/ 44 38

Voiuae 135 133 -I -1 35 35 28 27

<0 BY SELECTED TRADES

(see note 1 below)

SuperBackets Value 147 166 19 13 24 17* 20 15

Voiuae 129 143 15 12 11 8 9 7

Motor vehicles Value 237 247 11 4 75 44 63 41

and parts Voiuae • 168 175 7 4 4! 31 34 28

Consuaer durables Value • 141 : 128 -12 ■-? -1 -1 18 16

other than aotor Voiuae I 119 : 108 -11 -9 1 -8 -7 10 9

vehicles and parts I 1 1

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Departaent stores 1 Value * 201 1 178 -24 -12 : 55 45 1 64 55

• ■ Voiuae I 159 1 140 -19 -12 J 33 31 1 43 41

NOTES : 1. In order to analyse the sales of certain trades WITHIN lajor trade groups, the value and vol use indexes in respect of the following selected trades are coapiled :

(a) "Superaarkets" - a trade in the "Foodstuffs, alcoholic drinks and tobacco" group.

(b) "Motor vehicles and parts" - a trade in the "Consuaer durables" group.

(c) "Consuaer durables other than aotor vehicles and parts" - a trade in the "Consuaer durables' group.

(d) "Oepartaent stores" - a trade in the "Other consuaer goods' group.

2. Figures denoting changes are derived froa the unrounded index figures.

3. 'I' denotes a figure within 10.5.

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NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR URBCO, DB BY-ELECTIONS » t t ♦ *

NOMINATIONS FOR BY-ELECTIONS TO FILL ONE VACANCY IN THE URBAN COUNCIL AND ONE IN THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD OPEN TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AND WILL CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 16.

NOTICES OF THE BY-ELECTIONS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TOMORROW.

THE BY-ELECTIONS ARE TO FILL THE SEAT VACATED BY MR KWAN LIM-HO IN THE YAU TSIM CONSTITUENCY OF THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE SEAT VACATED BY MR DAVID YEUNG FUK-KWONG IN THE TSUEN WAN EAST (NORTH) CONSTITUENCY OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD.

THE TERM OF OFFICE OF THE URBAN COUNCIL SEAT WILL LAST UNTIL MARCH 31 NEXT YEAR WHILE THAT OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD SEAT WILL RUN UNTIL MARCH 31, 1991.

THE BY-ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 6 UNLESS THE VACANCIES ARE UNCONTESTED, THE REGISTRATION OFFICER OF THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION, MR LAI KWAN-TAT, SAID.

MR LAI SAID THAT CANDIDATES MUST BE REGISTERED ELECTORS ON THE GENERAL ELECTORAL ROLL AND HAVE BEEN ORDINARILY RESIDENT IN HONG KONG FOR THE 10 YEARS IMMEDIATELY BEFORE NOMINATION.

”A CANDIDATE CAN BE A RESIDENT ANYWHERE IN HONG KONG; BUT HIS OR HER NOMINATORS, 10 IN TOTAL, MUST BE ELECTORS REGISTERED IN THE RESPECTIVE CONSTITUENCY,” HE SAID.

NOMINATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICE FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL VACANCY AND AT THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE FOR THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD VACANCY.

FORMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION AT HARBOUR CENTRE, 1OTH FLOOR, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE WITH THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION ON TEL. 5-8934796.

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FS VISITS TOY FACTORY » * » » »

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED KADER INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD. IN KOWLOON BAY.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, AND THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR ANDREW LEUNG, MR JACOBS WAS BRIEFED ON THE OPERATIONS OF KADER INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD. BY ITS CHAIRMAN, MR DENNIS TING.

MR JACOBS TOURED THE PLANT, SEEING THE PRODUCTION OF VARIOUS ELECTRIC TOYS, PLASTIC DOLLS, MODEL RAILWAYS, TOY VEHICLES AND AUDIO ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS.

THE COMPANY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1948.

AS AT SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR, THE TOYS AND DOLLS INDUSTRY EMPLOYED 49,034 PERSONS IN 2,152 ESTABLISHMENTS, ACCOUNTING FOR SIX PER CENT OF THE TOTAL EMPLOYMENT IN THE MANUFACTRUING INDUSTRIES. *

IN 1987, DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF TOYS AND DOLLS WERE VALUED AT til,924 MILLION (OR 6.1 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TOTAL DOMESTIC EXPORT VALUE OF THE YEAR), REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 6.9 PER CENT ON 1986.

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SIX MEMBERS OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE (DFCC) PAID A VISIT TO THE CENTRAL MAGISTRACY THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING AND WERE RECEIVED BY THE PRINCIPAL MAGISTRATE, MR MICHAEL HILL.

THE PURPOSE OF THE VISIT WAS TO ENABLE MAGISTRATES TO APPRECIATE LOCAL CONCERNS ON ONE HAND, AND TO ENABLE DFCC MEMBERS TO ACQUIRE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE JUDICIAL PROCESS ON THE OTHER.

THE VISIT, ARRANGED BV THE DFCC SECRETARY, STARTED WITH AN INFORMAL MEETING AT WHICH THE MAGISTRATES AND THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS COULD EXCHANGE VIEWS ON MATTERS OF MUTUAL CONCERN. THE QUESTION OF PENALTIES FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING WAS DISCUSSED.

FOLLOWING THE INFORMAL MEETING, THE PARTY WAS SHOWN ROUND THE CENTRAL MAGISTRACY AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT IN ON SOME OF THE HEARINGS UNDERWAY IN THE COURTS.

A SIMILAR VISIT TO THE WESTERN MAGISTRACY WILL BE ARRANGED FOR ANOTHER GROUP OF DFCC MEMBERS OF Till' ISLANDS DISTRICT LATER THIS MONTH.

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DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS ON PRIVATE FARMS TO START SOON

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INSTALLATION OF LIVESTOCK WASTE TREATMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS ON PRIVATE FARMS WILL BEGIN SOON, THE STEERING GROUP OF THE LIVESTOCK WASTE DISPOSAL CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE WAS TOLD THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

SPEAKING AT THE GROUP’S MEETING, AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL EXPLAINED THAT FOLLOWING THE SIGNING OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND SELECTED LIVESTOCK FARM OPERATORS YESTERDAY, THE CONSULTANT WOULD APPOINT CONTRACTORS IMMEDIATELY TO CARRY OUT BUILDING WORKS AND INSTALLATION OF TREATMENT EQUIPMENT.

"IF EVERYTHING GOES SMOOTHLY, THE CONSTRUCTION OF DEMONSTRATION PLANTS WILL BE UNDERWAY BY THE END OF THIS MONTH," HF SAID.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE STEERING GROUP, MR LEO KWAN TOLD THE MEETING THAT HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT THE CONSULTANT WOULD BE ABLE TO SUBMIT A REPORT ON THE DEMONSTRATION PROJECT BY DECEMBER.

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EYE CARE CAMPAIGN PRESS CONFERENCE *****

AN EYE-CARING CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY WILL BE LAUNCHED FROM SEPTEMBER 10 TO SEPTEMBER 22 IN KWUN TONG.

THE CAMPAIGN IS CO-ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD AND THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE HONG KONG OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION.

IT AIMS AT DISSEMINATING EYE-CARE KNOWLEDGE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS AND ALSO AT PROVIDING EYE-CARE SERVICES TO RESIDENTS WHO ARE AGED OVER 60.

A PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 3 PM AT THE FOUR SEASONS SUITE OF THE NEW WORLD HOTEL.

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ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE WILL BE THE JOINT CHAIRMEN OF THE CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR SAMMY POONE AND MRS WINNIE POON; CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS MR PAUL YU SHIU-TIN; KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LAM HANG-FAI AND PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION, MR JAMES TANG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWUN TONG EYE-CARING CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 3 PM AT THE FOUR SEASONS SUITE, NEW WORLD HOTEL.

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CALL FOR SUPPORT IN ANTI-MOSQUITO DRIVE t * » » *

THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH IS APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC FOR SUPPORT IN THE SECOND PHASE OF THE TERRITORY-WIDE ANTI-MOSQUIT EDUCATION CAMPAIGN AIMED AT CHECKING MOSQUITO NUISANCE NORMALLY EXPERIENCED IN LATE SUMMER.

THE FIRST PHASE WAS LAUNCHED IN APRIL THIS YEAR AND THE SECOND PHASE IS TO REINFORCE EFFORTS OF THE CAMPAIGN.

AS PART OF THE EFFORTS TO PROMOTE THE CAMPAIGN, THE URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCILS HAVE PRODUCED A LEAFLET WITH GUIDELINES ON MOSQUITO PREVENTION FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE PUBLIC AND TO CONSTRUCTION SITE OPERATORS.

EMPHASISING THE MESSAGE OF "NO STAGNANT WATER, NO MOSQUITO BREEDING", THE LEAFLET SUGGESTED THE FOLLOWING MEASURES TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF MOSQUITO BREEDING:

* TO KEEP ALL TINS, BOTTLES, RECEPTACLES AND OUTER TYRES AWAY FROM OPEN SPACES SUCH AS ROOFS, YARDS AND CANOPIES, AND TO TURN UPSIDE DOWN ALL LARGE RECEPTACLES WHICH CANNOT BE MOVED READILY;

» TO KEEP WATER STORAGE TANKS COVERED AND SEE THAT THEY ARE IN GOOD REPAIR;

* TO ENSURE THAT DRAINAGE IS NOT BLOCKED TO PREVENT POSSIBLE ACCUMULATION OF WATER; AND

» TO RENEW WATER IN VASES AT LEAST ONCE WEEKLY AND MAKE SURE THAT NO WATER ACCUMULATES IN TRAYS OR UNDER-PLATES FOR FLOWER POTS.

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THE SENIOR HEALTH INSPECTOR OF THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT, MR CHEUNG KAI-CHUEN, URGED BUILDING CONTRACTORS TO INSPECT THEIR SITES FREQUENTLY AND TO ELIMINATE ALL. STAGNANT WATER ON SITE, OR SPRAY LIGHT DIESEL ON THE SURFACE OF WATER WHICH COULD NOT BE ELIMINATED LEAST ONCE WEEKLY.

’’DISTRICT HEALTH STAFF OF BOTH THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO OFFER ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE,” HE SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES ORDINANCE, IT WAS AN OFFENCE TO ALLOW MOSQUITO BREEDING ON PREMISES, AND THE OFFENDER WAS LIABLE TO MAXIMUM FINE OF $10,000.

TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE ANTI-MOSQUITO MESSAGE, THE UNIT WILL SEND OUT LETTERS WITH RELEVANT MATERIALS TO BUILDING CONTRACTORS, OWNERS CORPORATIONS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND MANAGEMENT OFFICES OF LARGE PRIVATE HOUSING ESTATES APPEALING FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION.

’’ANTI-MOSQUITO POSTERS AND LEAFLETS ARE ALSO DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOLS AS WELL AS DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION FOR DISPLAY,” MR CHEUNG ADDED.

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NEW AMBULANCE DEPOT, FSD STAFF QUARTERS » ♦ * ♦ »

WORK WILL START THIS MONTH ON CONSTRUCTION OF A $78.9 MILLION AMBULANCE DEPOT AND STAFF QUARTERS FOR THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN WONG TAI SIN.

THE MODERN DEPOT AND TWO 25-STOREY BLOCKS TO HOUSE THE RANK AND FILE MARRIED QUARTERS WILL IMPROVE AMBULANCE AND FIRE SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

BOTH THE AMBULANCE DEPOT AND THE STANDARD DESIGN MARRIED QUARTERS, AS WELL AS A DRILL YARD, WILL BE LOCATED WITHIN THE SITE BOUNDARY OF THE EXISTING WONG TAI SIN DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION.

THE PROJECT, AWARDED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, IS EXPECTED TO TAKE 20 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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POT FLOWER GROWING COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN ♦ » » « »

TO TIE IN WITH THE LAUNCHING OF THE HONG KONG FLOWER SHOW NEXT YEAR, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, URBAN COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL JOINTLY ORGANISE A POT FLOWER GROWING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN EARLY MARCH.

THE COMPETITION WHICH STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF BEAUTIFYING THE ENVIRONMENT WILL PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PLANTS.

THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS FOR URBAN AND RURAL SCHOOLS.

SCHOOLS ARE ADVISED THAT PLANTING WORK SHOULD BEGIN BETWEEN EARLY NEXT MONTH AND MARCH.

DETAILS REGARDING THE SPECIES, POT SIZE, PLANTING WORK AND THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE SCIENCE SUBJECTS SECTION (PRIMARY SCHOOL) OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE IN CAUSEWAY BAY.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD REACH THE SECTION BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND A SEMINAR INTRODUCING FLOWER GROWING IN THE PRIMARY SCIENCE CURRICULUM AND PLANTING TECHNIQUES.

A PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD IN OCTOBER NEXT YEAR. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNER, FIRST RUNNER-UP AND SECOND RUNNER-UP FOR EACH SPECIES IN EACH GROUP. AN OVERALL WINNER PRIZE WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL WITH THE HIGHEST TOTAL SCORES IN THE GROUP.

WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE HONG KONG FLOWER SHOW GROUND NEXT YEAR.

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TRAFFIC PLAN FOR FOOTBALL MATCHES ♦ * * » *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN HAPPY VALLEY FROM SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) THROUGHOUT THE FORTHCOMING FOOTBALL SEASON, WHENEVER THERE IS A FOOTBALL MATCH AT THE HONG KONG STADIUM.

TWO HOURS PRIOR TO THE KICK-OFF OF EACH MATCH, THE FOLLOWING ARRANGEMENTS WILL COME INTO EFFECT:

» CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN LEIGHTON ROAD AND STADIUM PATH WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND;

t CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD AND COTTON PATH WILL BE RESTRICTED TO VEHICLES REQUIRING LOCAL ACCESS;

* EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD BETWEEN STADIUM PATH AND TUNG LO WAN ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND, BUT VEHICLES WILL STILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL CARPARK FROM TUNG LO WAN ROAD;

» LINK ROAD BETWEEN CAROLINE HILL ROAD AND HAPPY VIEW TERRACE WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY UPHILL;

. VEHICLES EXITING FROM UPPER SECTION OF BROADWOOD ROAD, HAPPY VIEW TERRACE AND LEIGHTON HILL SHALL PROCEED DOWN VIA BROADWOOD ROAD TO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD;

VEHICLES ON CAROLINE HILL ROAD WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT TO LINK ROAD IF NECESSARY;

* WESTBOUND TRAFFIC ON HYSAN AVENUE WILL HAVE TO TURN LEFT TO EASTBOUND LEIGHTON ROAD;

* SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC ON SUN WUI ROAD WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING RIGHT TO WESTBOUND LEIGHTON ROAD;

« THE SERVICE ROAD AROUND THE HONG KONG STADIUM WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC;

* TRAFFIC CONES MAY BE LAID ON THE SECTION OF LEIGHTON ROAD BETWEEN HYSAN AVENUE AND CAROLINE HILL ROAD FOR TWO-LANE EASTBOUND TRAFFIC; AND

* THE BUS STOP ON EASTBOUND LEIGHTON ROAD NEAR MATHESON STREET WILL BE SUSPENDED BETWEEN TWO HOURS BEFORE AND 15 MINUTES AFTER THE START OF EACH NIGHT MATCH IF NECESSARY.

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IN ADDITION, 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE END OF THE MATCH, CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN STADIUM PATH AND LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND, WHILE CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN LEIGHTON ROAD AND COTTON PATH WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

LINK ROAD WILL ALSO BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT FOR ACCESS TO OR FROM PREMISES AT LINK ROAD VIA BROADWOOD ROAD.

ON COMPLETION OF THE MATCH, CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN STADIUM PATH AND LEIGHTON ROAD, AND EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD BETWEEN STADIUM PATH AND TUNG LO WAN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC IF NECESSARY.

DURING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ABOVE TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS, GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 5 AND 14M BOUND FOR CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE DIVERTED VIA WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD AND MORRISON HILL ROAD TO LEIGHTON ROAD; WHILE GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 28A WILL NOT OPERATE THROUGH CAROLINE HILL ROAD, COTTON PATH AND EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD. %

GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 30 WILL ALSO BE DIVERTED VIA WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD, MORRISON HILL ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD TO HYSAN AVENUE.

MATHESON STREET, THE SECTION OF LEIGHTON ROAD SOUTH OF IRVING STREET, RUSSELL STREET AND SHARP STREET EAST WILL BE PROHIBITED TO LEARNER DRIVERS BETWEEN 2 PM AND 4.30 PM FOR DAY MATCHES AND BETWEEN 7.30 PM AND 8.30 PM FOR NIGHT MATCHES.

PARKING SPACES ON SUN WUI ROAD WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 2 PM AND 6 PM FOR DAY AND NIGHT MATCHES RESPECTIVELY, WHILE THOSE ON STADIUM PATH AND THE UNNAMED SERVICE ROAD AROUND THE STADIUM' WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM NOON AND 4 PM FOR DAY AND NIGHT MATCHES RESPECTIVELY. THESE MEASURES WILL LAST UNTIL 30 MINUTES AFTER THE END OF THE MATCH.

ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED AWAY WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE.

ALL THE ABOVE SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, WILL LAST UNTIL CROWDS HAVE DISPERSED AFTER THE MATCH.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NOISE CONTROL APPLIES TO FOREIGN AIRCRAFT ...................... 1

PROTECTION OF WORKERS' HEALTH VITAL ............................ 2

EMERGENCY HOLDING CENTRE FOR BOAT PEOPLE ....................... 3

LOCAL MARINE INQUIRY ORDERED ................................... 4

DREDGING FDR MARINE SAND OFF LANTAU............................. 4

JUNK BAY LOTS TO BE RESUMED .................................... 5

ROAD WORKS PLANNED IN TAI PO ................................... 5

TENDERS INVITED FOR BUILDING BRIDGE IN TAI TAM ROAD............. 6

RESUMPTION AND REPAIR OF HAM YU ST, GEORGE'S LANE............... 7

INFORMATION ON FUND ACCOUNTING ARRANGEMENTS .................... 8

MORE OLD-TYPE IDENTITY CARDS DECLARED INVALID .................. 8

FS VISITS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ..............................  9

NEW SPECIFICATIONS FOR DESTINATION INDICATORS AND FARE CARDS ON PLBS ...................................................... 10

KCRC TO TAKE OVER GMB ROUTE 4$ ................................ 11

INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE PROJECT IN TAI PO .................... 12

LOW CRIME RATE IN CENTRAL...................................... 12

FIGHT CRIME SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP IN MONG KOK.................... 1?

APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEME A SUCCESS .......................... 1J

EYE CARE CAMPAIGN FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS ........................ 14

KOWLOON CITY SYP CLOSES ON SUNDAY ............................. 16

CANTONESE SONG CONCERT TO CLOSE SYP ON CHEUNG CHAU............. 16

SAI KUNG SYP CLOSES TOMORROW .................................. 17

SUNDAY PHOTO SESSION AT COUNTRY PARK........................... 18

SPECIAL STAMP MARKS CATHEDRAL'S CENTENARY ..................... 19

NO TURNING MOVEMENTS ON EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD............... 19

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1988

NOISE CONTROL APPLIES TO FOREIGN AIRCRAFT ♦ * ♦ ♦ ♦

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY APPLICATION OF THE NOISE SUBSONIC JET AIRCRAFT.

(FRIDAY) PUBLISHED A NOTICE EXTENDING THE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT TO FOREIGN

AT PRESENT THE NOISE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT APPLIES ONLY TO LOCAL SUBSONIC JET AIRCRAFT, THAT IS THE SUBSONIC JET AIRCRAFT REGISTERED IN HONG KONG AND SUBSONIC JET AIRCRAFT NOT REGISTERED TN HONG KONG BUT OWNED OR OPERATED BY A COMPANY INCORPORATED, OR BY A

PERSON ORDINARILY RESIDENT, IN HONG KONG.

THE CIVIL AVIATION (AIRCRAFT NOISE) (AIRCRAFT CLASSES) NOTICE 1988, PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GAZETTE, SPECIFIES THAT EFFECTIVE FROM NOVEMBER 1 THIS YEAR ALL SUBSONIC JET AIRCRAFT WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT UNDER THE CIVIL AVIATION (AIRCRAFT NOISE) ORDINANCE.

THE ORDINANCE, WHICH WAS ENACTED IN JUNE 1986, EMPOWERS THE GOVERNMENT TO PROHIBIT AIRCRAFT NOT MEETING INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT NOISE STANDARDS FROM LANDING AND TAKING OFF IN HONG KONG.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE RELEVANT PROVISIONS Oi THE ORDINANCE WERE BEING IMPLEMENTED IN TWO STAGES, \ PRACTICE WIDELY ADOPTED BY COUNTRIES ELSEWHERE.

THE FIRST STAGE, APPLICABLE TO LOCAL SUBSONIC JET AIRCRAFT, CAME INTO EFFECT ON MAY 1 LAST YEAR.

"TN THE FORTHCOMING SECOND-STAGE APPLICATION OF THE MEASURES, BOTH LOCAL AND FOREIGN SUBSONIC JET AIRCRAFT OPERATING SERVICES TO/FROM HONG KONG WILL HAVE TO CARRY A NOISE CERTIFICATE OR OTHER DOCUMENTARY PROOF OF COMPLIANCE BY THE AIRCRAFT WITH THE INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT NOISE STANDARDS, WHICH HAVE BEEN \DOPTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANISATION AND PUBLISHED IN ANNEX 16 TO THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION," HE SAID.

"IT IS IMPORTANT, AND IN THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC, THAT HONG KONG TAKES STEPS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THESE AIRCRAFT NOISE STANDARDS BY ALL SUBSONIC JET AIRCRAFT,' THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"WITH THE ORDINANCE COMING IN FILL OPERATION, NON-CERTIFICATED SUBSONIC JET AIRCRAFT WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM THE SKY OF HONG KONG,” HE ADDED.

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PROTECTION OF WORKERS' HEALTH VI TAI t ♦ * » ♦

EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES WERE TODAY (FRIDAY) URGED TO OBSERVE THEIR STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITY IN REDUCING THE NUMBER OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS AND TO PROTECT WORKERS FROM INDUSTRIAL HEALTH HAZARDS.

THIS APPEAL WAS MADE BY THE CHIEF FACTORS INSPECTOR OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, MR YIP YUK-LUN, WHEN ADDRESSING THE OPENING OF A DISCUSSION SESSION ON LEGISLATION GOVERNING WORKERS’ HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE.

MR YIP SAID THAT UNDER THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS ORDINANCE, BOTH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES HAD DIFFERENT STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS.

"IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROPRIETOR OF AN INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKING TO ENSURE THAT THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A DANGER TO THE HEALTH OF HIS EMPLOYEES," HF. SAID.

"HE SHOULD ALSO SEE TO IT THAT THE EMPLOYEES STRICTLY ADHERE TO THE SAFETY PRINCIPLES AT ALL TIMES."

AS FOR EMPLOYEES, THEY SHOULD MAKE FULL USE OF THE EQUIPMENT PROVIDED FOR THEM BY THEIR EMPLOYERS AND REPORT ANY DEFECT FOUND.

MR YIP SAID ADVICE ON MATTERS OF INDUSTRIAL HEALTH AND WAYS AND MEANS OF REDUCING INDUSTRIAL HEALTH HAZARDS WAS AVAILABLE FROM THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE AND THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH DIVISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

IN ADDITION, A VARIETY OF BOOKLETS ON THE PROTECTION OF WORKERS’ HEALTH HAD BEEN PRODUCED TO HIGHLIGHT FOR EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS THE POTENTIAL DANGERS THAT COULD BE ENCOUNTERED IN INDUSTRY AND TO OFFER ADVICE ON MEASURES WHICH COULD BE ADOPTED TO MINIMISE SUCH DANGERS.

THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE OFFERED FREE COURSES ON SAFETY AND HEALTH AND ORGANISED PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES IN ENHANCING WORKERS’ AWARENESS OF HEALTH AT WORK.

MR YIP ALSO SAID AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY EXHIBITION WOULD BE HELD FROM OCTOBER 21 TO 23 AT THE NEW TOWN PLAZA, SHA TIN, TO HIGHLIGHT THE USE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN INDUSTRY.

IT WOULD BE CO-ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS WITH SUPPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

ABOUT 50 INDUSTRIALISTS AND TRADE UNIONISTS TOOK PART IN TODAY’S DISCUSSION SESSION AT THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE.

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IT PROVIDED A EORUM FOR BOTH THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE AND THOSE WORKING IN THE TRADE TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON MATTERS RELATING TO WORKERS’ HEALTH.

IT WAS THE SECOND DISCUSSION SESSION ORGANISED BY THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE AFTER ONE HELD IN JUNE, WHICH CONCENTRATED ON SAFETY LEGISLATION RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION WORK.

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THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO USE PART OF A PIECE OF CROWN LAND IN TL'EN MUN NEAR THE CASTLE PEAK POWER PLANT TO BUILD AN EMERGENCY HOLDING CENTRE FOR VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE BEFORE THE WHITEHEAD DETENTION CENTRE BECOMES AVAILABLE IN LATE DECEMBER.

THE SAME SITE (TUEN MUN AREA 46 A) WILL LATER BE USED FOR AN OPEN CENTRE FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES WHEN THE PRESENT CLOSED CENTRES BECOME PROGRESSIVELY LIBERALISED IN FUTURE.

THESE PLANS FOR THE SITE WERE OUTLINED TO MEMBERS OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE REFUGEE CO-ORDINATOR, MR MIKE HANSON, AND THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MRS CARRIE YAU, AT A SPECIAL MEETING.

MR HANSON SAID THERE WAS AN URGENT NEED FOR AN EMERGENCY HOLDING CENTRE BECAUSE OF THE CONTINUING LEVEL OF ARRIVALS OF VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE, AND THE LEAD TIME NECESSARY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW DETENTION CENTRE AT WHITEHEAD, WU KAI SHA.

THE HOLDING CENTRE WILL BE MADE UP OF A MIXTURE OF HUTS AND CONTAINERS AND SHOULD PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION FOR ABOUT 3,000 PEOPLE BY THE END OF THIS MONTH.

THE BOAT PEOPLE TO BE HOUSED THERE WILL BE MOVED TO WHITEHEAD ONCE IT IS AVAILABLE AND THE CENTRE WILL LATER BE-TURNED INTO AN OPEN CAMP FOR REFUGEES WHO ARRIVED BEFORE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCREENING POLICY ON JUNE 16.

MR HANSON POINTED OUT THAT THE LIBERALISATION OF CLOSED CENTRES WOULD RELIEVE THE BURDEN ON THE GOVERNMENT IN TERMS OF STAFF COSTS AND RECURRENT COSTS.

THE SAVING, NOT INCLUDING THE CONTRIBUTION TO BE MADE BY THE UNHCR TOWARDS THE CAPITAL COST OF THE OPEN CENTRE, IS ESTIMATED TO BE IN THE ORDER OF $100 MILLION TO $150 MILLION PER YEAR.

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THE SECURITY, HEALTH AND THOSE RESULTING FROM LOCKING UI’ SPACES.

FIRE RISKS WILL ALSO BE SMALLER THAN LARGE NUMBER': OF PEOPLE IN CONFINED

DETAILED DESIGNS FOR THE OPEN CENTRE HAVE NOT BEEN I AND THE GOVERNMENT IS PREPARED TO LISTER TO THE VIEWS Of

BOARD MEMBERS AS TO HOW BEST TO PREPARE FOR THE OPEN CAMP CAUSING UNDUE WORRY AMONG RESIDENTS, MR HANSON ADDED.

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LOCAL MARINE INQUIRY ORDERED ♦ * * ♦

FOLLOWING INITIAL INVESTIGATIONS AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF THE SHIPPING AND PORT CONTROL ORDINANCE (CAP. 313), THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE, MR DERICK HALL, HAS ORDERED A LOCAL MARINE INQUIRY INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING THE FOUNDERING OF THE HEAVY-LIFT CRANE BARGE “KWONG HING 18" IN THE VICINITY WEST OF STONECUTTERS ISLAND LAST SATURDAY (AUGUST 27).

SURVEYOR OF SHIPS, MR PAU TAT-SUN, HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO CONDUCT THE INQUIRY. MR PAU WILL SUBMIT A REPORT ON HIS FINDINGS TO THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE.

THE VESSEL FOUNDERED IN THE AFTERNOON OF AUGUST 27. A MAN DIED AND ANOTHER WAS MISSING IN THE INCIDENT.

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DREDGING FOR MARINE SAND OFF LANTAU t » ♦ ♦

THE GOVERNMENT WILL CARRY OUT DREDGING AT THREE AREAS OF FORESHORE AND SEABED OFF LANTAU TO EXTRACT MARINE SAND FOR USE AS FILL REQUIRED FOR THE RECLAMATION OF TSING YT TOWN LOT NO. 108.

TWO OF THE AREAS, OF ABOUT 249 HECTARES AND 99.25 HECTARES RESPECTIVELY, ARE OFF NORTH LANTAU AND THE THIRD AREA OF ABOUT 93.5 HECTARES IS SOUTH OF MA WAN.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREAS AFFECTED ARE DESCRIBED IN NOTICES OF AUTHORISATION PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

ANY PERSON WHO CONSIDERS THAT HIS INTEREST, RIGHT OR EASEMENT IN OR OVER THE FORESHORE AND SEABED INVOLVED WILL BE INJURIOUSLY AFFECTED BY THESE UNDERTAKINGS MAY MAKE A WRITTEN CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION.

THE CLAIM SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS BY SEPTEMBER 1 NEXT YEAR.

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JUNK BAY LOTS TO BE RESUMED t t ♦

THE GOVERNMENT IS TO RESUME THE LAND ON WHICH YAU YUE WAN VILLAGE NOW STANDS AS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF JUNK BAY.

THE PRE-1898 VILLAGE IS SITUATED ON LAND BELOW THE ACCEPTABLE SITE FORMATION LEVEL AND WILL BE RELOCATED TO NEWLY FORMED VILLAGE RESITE PLATFORMS.

THE LAND VACATED WILL BE FORMED TO PROVIDE SITES FOR A CHURCH, A CARE AND ATTENTION HOME FOR THE ELDERLY, AN ACCESS ROAD AND AN OPEN SPACE.

THE LAND COMPRISES 42 LOTS WITH A TOTAL AREA OF 2,010.2 SQUARE METRES, 409.5 SQUARE METRES OF WHICH IS BUILDING LAND AND THE REMAINDER -- 1,600.7 SQUARE METRES -- BEING AGRICULTURAL LAND.

RESUMPTION OF LAND IS REQUIRED NOW TO ALLOW WORKS TO COMMENCE IN DECEMBER AFTER THE THREE MONTHS’ RESUMPTION NOTICE HAS EXPIRED.

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ROAD WORKS PLANNED IN TAI PO * * ♦ *

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS PLANNING TO UNDERTAKE ROADWORKS IN AN AREA OF TAI PO.

THE AREA IS BOUNDED BY TING KOK ROAD TO THE EAST, TAI PO TAI WO ROAD TO THE SOUTH AND THE RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED NEW ROAD CONNECTING THESE TWO ROADS WHICH FORMS THE NORTHWEST BOUNDARY OF THE AREA.

THE PROPOSED ROADS AND ACCOMPANYING DRAINAGE WILL TIE IN WITH DEVELOPMENT WORKS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND ENABLE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT WORK IN THIS AREA TO TAKE PLACE.

UPON COMPLETION OF THE WORKS, ACCESS WILL BE PROVIDED TO SALEABLE GOVERNMENT LAND, SITES UNDER REDEVELOPMENT AND A PROPOSED SECONDARY SCHOOL.

WORKS WILL INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF A NEW BUS BAY AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF AN EXISTING ONE, A NEW TAXI BAY, A 3.5-METRE-WIDE CYCLE TRACK ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF TING KOK ROAD, PROVISION OF 16 NEW CARPARKING SPACES AND CONSTRUCTION OF EMERGENCY ACCESS ROADS/PEDESTRIAN WAYS, FOOTPATHS AND AMENITY AREAS.

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PERMANENT ALTERNATIVE ACCESS WILL BE PROVIDED TO CATER FOR THE EXISTING ACCESS THAT HAS TO BE CLOSED. DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD, TEMPORARY ACCESS WILL BE MAINTAINED SO THAT ANY INCONVENIENCE TO THE PUBLIC WILL BE MINIMISED.

THE EXISTING CYCLE TRACK ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF TING KOK ROAD WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES UNTIL COMPLETION OF THE NEW CYCLE TRACK ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

THE EXISTING BUS BAY NEAR SAN KUNG TAO TONG WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES UNTIL COMPLETION OF THE NEW BUS BAY TO THE NORTH.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA LTD, CONSULTING ENGINEERS ON BEHALF OF THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

A PLAN SHOWING THE PROPOSED WORKS CAN BE SEEN AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, AND AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, TAI PO AND AT THE TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE, TING KOK ROAD, TAI PO, NEW TERRITORIES.

ANY PERSON OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSAL MUST WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 1 THIS YEAR.

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THE GOVERNMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGE H2 IN TAI TAM ROAD.

A NOTICE ON THE PROJECT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE WORKS COMPRISE DEMOLITION OF THE EXISTING BRIDGE H2 IN TAI TAM ROAD AND REPLACING IT WITH A BOX CULVERT. THE OPPORTUNITY WILL BE TAKEN TO REALIGN AND RECONSTRUCT A SECTION OF TAI TAM ROAD.

STORM WATER DRAINS WILL BE LAID AND RETAINING WALLS AND A FOOTWAY WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ROADWORKS.

CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT, WHICH WILL ALSO SUPERVISE CONSTRUCTION.

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RESUMPTION AND REPAIR * *

OF HAM YU ST, GEORGE’S LANE t » t *

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO RESUME AND REPAIR HAM YU STREET IN WESTERN AND GEORGE’S LANE IN CENTRAL.

HAM YU STREET AND GEORGE’S LANE ARE NOT PROPERLY MANAGED AND MAINTAINED BECAUSE THEY ARE UNDER PRIVATE MULTIPLE OWNERSHIP.

AS A RESULT THEY ARE GENERALLY NOT IN GOOD REPAIR AND THE STREETS ARE PARTLY OCCUPIED BY STALLS.

THE SITUATION HAS SOMETIMES GIVEN RISE TO CONSIDERABLE ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRAFFIC PROBLEMS.

IT IS NOW PROPOSED TO RESUME HAM YU STREET AND GEORGE’S LANE SO THAT GOVERNMENT CAN REPAIR AND THEREAFTER MAINTAIN THE ROADS AND DRAINS TO A PROPER STANDARD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

THE PROPOSED WORKS INVOLVE THE REPAIR OF THE DEFECTIVE CARRIAGEWAYS, FOOTPATHS AND DRAINS WITHIN THE.PRIVATE STREETS. WORKS ON THESE, PROJECTS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT YEAR.

A NOTICE ON THE PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

PLANS SHOWING THE PROPOSED WORKS AND LAND RESUMPTION CAN BE SEEN AT THE FOLLOWING OFFICES:

CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG;

DISTRICT LAND OFFICE, HONG KONG WEST, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, HONG KONG;

CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, HONG KONG.

ANY PERSON OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSALS MUST WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 1 THIS YEAR.

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INFORMATION ON FUND ACCOUNTING ARRANGEMENTS ♦ * * t

CERTAIN RELEVANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THE NEW ACCOUNTING ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN THE EXCHANGE FUND AND THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION (HSBC) WILL BE RELEASED FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION FROM MONDAY ( SEPTEMBER ,5 ) .

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ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH SAID THAT FROM NEXT MONDAY ONWARDS, THE EXCHANGE FUND WOULD RELEASE FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION AT APPROPRIATE TIMES EACH DAY THROUGH REUTERS THE BALANCE IN HSBC’S ACCOUNT WITH THE EXCHANGE FUND AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS THE PREVIOUS DAY AND THE NET EFFECT OF OPERATIONS, IF ANY, CARRIED OUT BY THE EXCHANGE FUND DURING THE DAY ON THE BALANCE.

’’THE REUTERS PAGE CODE IS ’HKEF’,” THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT, ADDING THAT OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION WOULD BE SO PUBLISHED WHEN CONSIDERED APPROPRIATE.

HE%RECALLED THAT THE SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS, MR DAVID NENDICK, IN ANNOUNCING THE NEW ACCOUNTING ARRANGEMENTS ON JULY 15 THIS YEAR, HAD INDICATED THAT, GIVEN THE MONETARY EFFECTS OF EXCHANGE FUND OPERATIONS THEREUNDER, IT WOULD BE USEFUL FOR FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND MONEY MARKET PARTICIPANTS TO HAVE ACCESS TO CERTAIN RELEVANT -INFORMATION.

’’THE ARRANGEMENTS WITH REUTERS WILL SERVE THIS PURPOSE,” HE NOTED.

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MORE OLD-TYPE IDENTITY CARDS DECLARED INVALID * * * * *

THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT ALL OLD-TYPE IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED BEFORE JULY 1 LAST YEAR TO MEN BORN BETWEEN 1957 AND 1962 WILL CEASE TO BE VALID DOCUMENTS FROM SEPTEMBER 12 THIS YEAR.

A NOTICE TO THIS EFFECT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THIS IS THE SECOND BATCH OF IDENTITY CARDS DECLARED 'INVALID SINCE THE NEW IDENTITY CARD RE-ISSUE SCHEME BEGAN ON JULY 1 LAST YEAR.

"ONCE AN OLD CARD IS DECLARED INVALID, IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY PURPOSE," A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

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"FOR EXAMPLE, MEN OF THE ABOVE AGE GROUP HOLDING AN INVALID OLD-TYPE l.D. CARD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE IT FOR TRAVEL TO CHINA OR MACAU OR TO APPLY FOR A TRAVEL DOCUMENT."

THOSE WHO HAVE MISSED THEIR SPECIFIED CARD REPLACEMENT PERIODS DUE TO THEIR ABSENCE FROM HONG KONG OR ANY OTHER REASONS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY APPROACH ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT NEW IDENTITY CARD ISSUE OFFICES.

THESE CASES WILL BE LOOKED INTO THOROUGHLY AND DEALT WITH ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL MERITS.

THE SIZE OF THE NEW-TYPE IDENTITY CARDS IS THE SAME AS THE OLD ONES.

"HOWEVER THERE ARE SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE OLD CARDS AND THE NEW ONES," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE MAIN DIFFERENCES ARE:

(A) THE IDENTITY CARD NUMBER IS PRINTED IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER IN THE OLD CARD, BUT IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER OF THE NEW CARD. %

(B) THE HONG KONG CREST AT THE BACK IS REPLACED BY THE MULTICOLOUR BACKGROUND PRINTING.

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

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FS VISITS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS » * * * »

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON VISITED TWO GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TO UPDATE HIMSELF ON THEIR LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.

HE FIRST CALLED AT THE HEADQUARTERS WORKSHOP OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WHERE HE WAS BRIEFED BY THE DIRECTOR OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES, MR GRAHAM OSBORNE ON THE WORK OF DIFFERENT SECTIONS.

MR OSBORNE TOLD HIM THAT THE WORKSHOPS DIVISION, COMPRISING TWO MAJOR WORKSHOPS AND SEVEN SMALLER DEPOTS WITH A TOTAL ESTABLISHMENT OF ABOUT 2,100, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF ALL MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AIR-CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT BELONGING TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCILS.

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ITS MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY IS THE MAINTENANCE OF A WIDE RANGE OF VEHICLES, INCLUDING SALOON CARS, LORRIES AND SPECIALIST VEHICLES SUCH AS AMBULANCES, THE CRASH TENDERS AT THE AIRPORT, THE REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLES OF THE TWO MUNICIPAL COUNCILS.

MR OSBORNE TOLD THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY THAT THE DIVISION WAS LOOKING AFTER 6,400 VEHICLES OF VARIOUS TYPES, AROUND 1,000 PIECES OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND GENERATORS, 3,000 WATER PUMPS, 80 LAND BOILERS, 7,000 TRAFFIC SIGNAL EQUIPMENT, 21,000 AIR-CONDITIONING UNITS AND 12,000 REFRIGERATORS.

MR JACOBS THEN WENT TO THE GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IN NORTH POINT WHERE HE WAS MET BY THE DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES, MR ROY KILVERT AND THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR, MR MICHAEL SMITH.

THE GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT, ESTABLISHED IN 1938 AS THE GOVERNMENT’S CENTRAL PURCHASING AND SUPPLY AGENCY, IS CELEBRATING ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR.

HE LEARNED THAT A SPECIAL CONTRACT NEGOTIATION TEAM WAS FORMED IN APRIL THIS YEAR TO SECURE BETTER PURCHASE PRICES AND MORE FAVOURABLE TERMS FOR THE GOVERNMENT.

WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS PROFESSIONAL TEAM, THE DEPARTMENT IS BETTER ABLE TO PROCURE GOODS AND SERVICES WHICH GIVE THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY, MR JACOBS WAS TOLD.

HE LATER VISITED VARIOUS NEWLY RENOVATED DIVISIONS, INCLUDING THE PROCUREMENT DIVISION, THE PROVISIONING AND INSPECTION SECTION, THE FURNITURE SECTION, AND STOCK VERIFICATION AND SUPPLIES SURVEYS SECTION AND WAS IMPRESSED BY THEIR MODERN OFFICE LAYOUT.

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NEW SPECIFICATIONS FOR DESTINATION INDICATORS AND FARE CARDS ON PLBS ♦ ♦ * » *

A NOTICE LISTING SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF DESTINATION INDICATORS AND FARE CARDS DISPLAYED ON PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THESE DESTINATION INDICATORS AND FARE CARDS WERE FIRST GAZETTED IN 1976 AND ARE CURRENTLY APPLIED TO ALL GREEN MINIBUSES AND ’’RED” PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES. TODAY’S NOTICE IS TO UPDATE THE REQUIREMENTS.

UNDER THE NEW REQUIREMENTS, THE DESTINATION INDICATOR APERTURE MUST BE OF A MINIMUM SIZE OF EITHER 140 MM (HEIGHT) BY 460 MM (WIDTH) OR 80 MM (HEIGHT) BY 920 MM (WIDTH). THE HEIGHT OF LETTERING MUST AT LEAST BE 70 MM.

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AS FOR THE FARE CARD, IT MUST BE 150 MM IN LENGTH AND 75 MM IN WIDTH, WITH RED LETTERS AND CHARACTERS ON A WHITE BACKGROUND.

THE NEW REQUIREMENTS WILL TAKE EFFECT FROM TODAY (FRIDAY) AND WILL APPLY ONLY TO NEWLY REGISTERED GREEN MINIBUSES AND "RED" PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES. VEHICLES ALREADY REGISTERED WILL NOT BE AFFECTED AND ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE SPECIFICATIONS SET OUT IN 1976.

THE NOTICE ALSO REMINDED OWNERS AND DRIVERS OF PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES THAT THE DESTINATION INDICATOR SHOULD BE ADEQUATELY ILLUMINATED AT ALL TIMES DURING POOR VISIBILITY AND HOURS OF DARKNESS AND CLEARLY INDICATE THE DESTINATION IN ENGLISH AND IN CHINESE CHARACTERS BY REFERENCE TO A ROAD JUNCTION OR A SIMILARLY PRECISE LOCATION.

ONLY ONE DESTINATION INDICATOR SHOULD BE DISPLAYED AT THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE AT ANY ONE TIME.

THE COLOUR OF THE DESTINATION INDICATORS ALSO DEPENDS ON THE OPERATING AREAS OF THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES.

THE LETTERS AND CHARACTERS SHOULD BE WHITE IN COLOUR, WITH DARK BLUE BACKGROUND FOR ROUTES OPERATING ON'HONG KONG ISLAND, GREEN BACKGROUND FOR ROUTES TERMINATING IN KOWLOON AND NEW KOWLOON, YELLOW BACKGROUND FOR ROUTES TERMINATING IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND RED BACKGROUND FOR CROSS HARBOUR ROUTES.

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KCRC TO TAKE OVER GMB ROUTE 45 » t » *

THE OPERATION OF GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE NO. 45 PLYING BETWEEN SHAN KING ESTATE AND ON TING ESTATE IN TUEN MUN WILL BE TAKEN OVER BY THE KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION FROM SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 4), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE OPERATOR OF THE GMB SERVICE HAS NOTIFIED THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OF HIS DECISION TO CEASE OPERATING THIS ROUTE, WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO BE WITHDRAWN UPON THE COMMERCIAL OPENING OF THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

TO MAINTAIN THE EXISTING LEVEL OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR PASSENGERS IN THE AREA PENDING THE COMMERCIAL OPENING OF THE LRT, THE KCRC HAS AGREED TO PROVIDE A REPLACEMENT SERVICE BY USING 24-SEATER COACHES CHARGING THE SAME FARES AS AT PRESENT.

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INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE PROJECT IN TAI PO ♦ * » ♦ «

AN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE IS TO BE BUILT AT TAI PO KAU HUI IN TAI PO.

THE TWO-STOREY CENTRE WILL COMPRISE A MULTI-PURPOSE GAMES HALL AND THREE SQUASH COURTS.

OTHER FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE FITNESS TRAINING ROOMS, ACTIVITY ROOMS, TOILETS AND CHANGING ROOMS.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START NEXT MONTH AND BE COMPLETED IN EARLY 1990.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT AND THESE MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOON ON SEPTEMBER 23.

UPON COMPLETION, THE CENTRE WILL PROVIDE ABOUT 2,900 SQUARE METRES OF GAMES AREA FOR NEARBY TAI YUEN AND TAI WO ESTATES AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

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LOW CRIME RATE IN CENTRAL

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CENTRAL DISTRICT, WHICH IS THE COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL CENTRE OF HONG KONG, HAS A CRIME RATE SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THAT OF OTHER DISTRICTS.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL CENTRAL DISTRICT ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE, MR WU KING-CHEONG, WHEN HE ADDRESSED THE PASSING OUT PARADE OF THE CENTRAL DISTRICT AUXILIARY POLICE AT THE AUXILIARY POLICE HEADQUARTERS JN KOWLOON BAY THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING.

HE ATTRIBUTED THE LOW CRIME RATE IN CENTRAL DISTRICT TO THE SUSTAINED EFFORTS BY THE AUXILIARY POLICE AND THEIR REGULAR COUNTERPARTS.

NOTING THAT THE AUXILIARY POLICE PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN HELPING TO MAINTAIN LAW AND ORDER IN THE TERRITORY, MR WU SAID MORE THAN 20 AUXILIARY POLICE OFFICERS WERE DEPLOYED IN CENTRAL DISTRICT

HE PAID TRIBUTE TO THE PART-TIME OFFICERS FOR SACRIFICING THEIR LEISURE TIME IN SERVING THE COMMUNITY, AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO BE PATIENT, COURTEOUS AND IMPARTIAL WHEN DEALING WITH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

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IN CONCLUSION, MR WU ALSO URGED THEM TO PUT WHAT THEY HAD LEARNED INTO PRACTICE TO HELP MAINTAIN THE STABILITY AND PROSPERITY OF HONG KONG.

ON PARADE TODAY WERE 174 AUXILIARY POLICE OFFICERS AND CONSTABLES WHO HAVE JUST COMPLETED A ONE-WEEK ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL TRAINING COURSE AND WILL BE RETURNING TO THEIR NORMAL DUTIES.

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FIGHT CRIME SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP IN MONG KOK * t » » ♦

A FIGHT CRIME SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP HAS BEEN ORGANISED IN MONG KOK IN A BID TO AROUSE YOUNG PEOPLE'S INTEREST IN THE SPORT AND TO DEVELOP THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE NEED TO FIGHT CRIME.

A TOTAL OF 16 TEAMS HAVE ENTERED THE COMPETITION AND WILL START PLAYING THE FIRST ROUND AFTER AN OPENING CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT 6 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE FIRST ROUND WILL CONTINUE ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) WHILE THE SEMI-FINALS WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 11 AND 18 AND THE FINAL ON SEPTEMBER 25. ALL THESE GAMES WILL BEGIN AT 9 AM.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY MONG KOK DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE AND URBAN COUNCIL, THE MATCHES WILL BE HELD AT MACPHERSON PLAYGROUND IN SAI YEE STREET.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEME A SUCCESS * » » * »

THE GOVERNMENT HAD SUCCEEDED IN TRAINING ITS CRAFTSMEN AND TECHNICIANS TO MEET ITS OWN NEED THROUGH AN APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING SCHEME IT INTRODUCED IN 1969.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, MR CHAN KAM-CHUEN, DURING A GRADUATION CEREMONY HELD AT MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

MR CHAN SAID THE GOVERNMENT’S TRAINING EFFORT HAD BEEN IMPRESSIVE BY ANY STANDARD.

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"IN THE PAST 19 YEARS, SOME 460 TECHICIAN APPRENTICES AND 1660 CRAFT APPRENTICES HAD SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED TRAINING.

"AT PRESENT, GOVERNMENT HAS A TARGET OF RECRUITING SOME 50 TECHNICIANS AND 160 CRAFT APPRENTICES ANNUALLY AND THERE ARE SOME 590 APPRENTICES UNDER VARIOUS STAGES OF TRAINING,” MR CHAN SAID.

THE GOVERNMENT APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WHICH ALSO COORDINATES THE RECRUITMENT OF GOVERNMENT APPRENTICES.

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EYE CARE CAMPAIGN FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS » * * * »

AN EYE CARE CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 10 AND 22 IN KWUN TONG TO PROVIDE FREE EYE CHECK-UPS AND SPECTACLES FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS AGED 60 AND ABOVE.

THE CAMPAIGN IS CO-ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD AND THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE HONG KONG OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION.

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON, THE CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MRS WINNIE POON, SAID THE CAMPAIGN SERVED A DUAL PURPOSE OF OFFERING EYE CARE SERVICE TO SENIOR RESIDENTS AND AROUSING PUBLIC CONCERN TOWARDS CARE AND RESPECT FOR THE ELDERLY.

THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED ON SEPTEMBER 10 (SATURDAY) WITH AN EYE CARE EXHIBITION AT THE LOK WAH ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE. SENIOR RESIDENTS ATTENDING THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE GIVEN FREE EYE CHECK-UPS AND A BOOKLET ON EYE CARE.

THE EXHIBITION WILL ALSO BE STAGED AT 13 OTHER VENUES IN THE DISTRICT, WHERE SIMILAR EYE CARE SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED.

"AFTER CHECK-UPS BY OPTOMETRISTS, SENIOR RESIDENTS CAN OBTAIN, IF REQUIRED, SPECTACLES AT DESIGNATED OPTICAL SHdPS FREE OF CHARGE," SHE ADDED.

ALSO SPEAKING AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, MR • PAUL YU SHIU-TIN, SAID IT WAS THE EIGHTH EYE CARE CAMPAIGN JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE GROUP WITH DISTRICT BOARDS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, ADDING THAT SUCH A MEANINGFUL COMMUNITY SERVICE HAD BEEN WELL RECEIVED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

/THE BUDGET .......

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THE BUDGET FOR THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT EYE CARE CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY IS $260,800, OF WHICH $20,000 IS CONTRIBUTED BY KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD AND THE BALANCE BY THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS.

THE TIME TABLE FOR THE FREE EYE CHECK-UPS IS AS FOLLOWS:

AREA DATE VENUE

NGAU TAU KOK EAST SEPTEMBER 10 LOK WAH ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE

TOWN CENTRE & INDUSTRIAL AREA SEPTEMBER 1 1 KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET

PING SHEK/KAI YIP SEPTEMBER 12 KAI YIP ESTATE COMMUNITY HALL

TING HONG SEPTEMBER 13 KWONG YUM HOME FOR THE AGED

TSUI PING SEPTEMBER 14 KWUN TONG COMMUNITY CENTRE, TSUI PING ROAD

SHUN LEE SEPTEMBER 15 SHUN LEE ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE

NGAU TAU KOK NORTH SEPTEMBER 16 NGAU TAU KOK CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE

NGAU TAU KOK WEST SEPTEMBER 17 TELFORD GARDEN WELLINGTON COLLEGE

YAU TONG SZE SHAN SEPTEMBER 18 HO CHING PRIMARY SCHOOL

SAU MAU PING SOUTH SEPTEMBER 19 SAU MAU PING (SOUTH) COMMUNITY CENTRE

SAU MAU PING NORTH SEPTEMBER 20 SAU MAU PING (SOUTH) COMMUNITY CENTRE

LAM TIN NORTH SEPTEMBER 21 LAM TIN (EAST) COMMUNITY CENTRE

LAM TIN SOUTH SEPTEMBER 22 LAM TIN (EAST) COMMUNITY CENTRE

EYE CHECK-UP SERVICE 1.30 PM ON SEPTEMBER 10 AND WILL FROM BE AVAILABLE FROM 11.30 AM TO 9 AM TO 1.30 PM DAILY BETWEEN

SEPTEMBER 11 AND 22

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KOWLOON CITY SYP CLOSES ON SUNDAY

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THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WILL CLOSE WITH A WATER CARNIVAL TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) AT THE TAI WAN SHAN SWIMMING POOL.

THE CARNIVAL, BEGINNING AT 2.30 PM, WILL FEATURE SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING, A WATER TELEMATCH, SWIMMING SESSIONS AND LUCKY DRAWS.

THE EVENTS IS ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB AND THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD.

UNDER THE DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, ABOUT 340 ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN ORGANISED FOR 40,000 YOUNG PEOPLE AT A COST OF $360,000 CONTRIBUTED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB AND THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD.

THESE ACTIVITIES, CENTRED ON THE THEME OF "SHARING THE FUN AND SERVING THE COMMUNITY", HAVE INCLUDED CAMPING, OUTINGS, CARNIVALS, GAMES, SPORTS, TRAINING COURSES AND VARIOUS CLASSES.

OFFICIATING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY WILL BE THE REGIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER (WEST KOWLOON), MR K.C. FUNG; KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WONG SIK-KONG; ANP ASSISTANT KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS LORNA MA.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON YOUTH PROGRAMME CLOSING CEREMONY AND WATER 2.30 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) AT THE TAI WAN

CITY DISTRICT SUMMER CARNIVAL TO BEGIN AT SHAN SWIMMING POOL.

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CLOSE SYP ON CHEUNG CHAU t *

ABOUT 500 ISLANDERS WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY A CANTONESE SONG CONCERT TOMORROW (SATURDAY) NIGHT AT THE PLAYGROUND OF THE TUNG WAN YOUTH RECREATIONAL CENTRE ON CHEUNG CHAU.

THE CONCERT, ORGANISED BY THE CHEUNG CHAU SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, WILL BE THE FINALE OF THE PROGRAMME ON THE ISLAND.

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ABOUT 20,000 YOUNG ISLANDERS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN 50 SUMMER ACTIVITIES HELD IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT.

BEFORE THE CONCERT BEGINS, A BRIEF CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 5 PM TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JONATHAN NG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CHEUNG CHAU SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CLOSING CEREMONY TO BEGIN AT 5 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE PLAYGROUND OF TUNG WAN YOUTH RECREATIONAL CENTRE, CHEUNG CHAU.

THE PRESS LAUNCH "CLEMENTI" WILL LEAVE THE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER, TSIM SHA TSUI AT 3.30 PM. INFORMATION OFFICER, MR RAYMOND TAM, WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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THE EIGHT-WEEK SAI KUNG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WILL BE BROUGHT TO A CLOSE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) WHEN A SEMINAR ON THE YOUTH POLICY REPORT IS HELD AT THE CLEAR WATER BAY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB.

PRIOR TO THE SEMINAR, ORGANISATIONS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WILL BE GIVEN SOUVENIRS FOR THEIR WORK IN ORGANISING SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR HUNDREDS OF LOCAL YOUTHS AT A CLOSING CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT 2 PM.

OFFICIATING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY AND THE SEMINAR WILL BE THE SAI KUNG ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS BETTY CHING AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WILLIAM WAN.

THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WAS ORGANISED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE AND CO-ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (SAI KUNG OFFICE).

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MORE THAN 70 PROGRAMMES ARRANGED BY THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE TOOK PLACE BETWEEN JULY 9 AND THE END OF AUGUST.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF Till 1988 SAI KUNG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME AND THE SEMINAR ON THE •J01’™ POLICY REPORT TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE CLEAR WATER BAY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB.

THE CLOSING CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT 2 PM. TRANSPORT FOR THE MEDIA WILL DEPART FROM THE SAI KUNG JOCKEY CLUB TOWN HALL, FlK MAN ROAD, SAI KUNG TOWN AT 1.30 PM.

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SUNDAY PHOTO SESSION AT COUNTRY PARK » » t » »

THE "FIELD DAY FOR PHOTO ENTHUSIASTS” AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY FOR PARTICIPANTS OF THE CLEAN AND GREEN '88 PHOTO COMPETITION - WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) MORNING IN THE SAI KUNG COUNTRY PARK.

THE EVENT WILL BE PRECEDED BY A BRIEF CEREMONY OFFICIATED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTRY PARK BOARD PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE, MR WILLIAM WAN, AND THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (CONSERVATION AND COUNTRY PARKS) OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, MR K.C. IU.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE ACTIVITY IS AN HOUR-LONG PHOTO SESSION DURING WHICH POPULAR ARTISTES OF THE TELEVISION BROADCASTS LIMITED WILL POSE FOR PARTICIPATING PHOTOGRAPHERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. TRANSPORT FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE PROVIDED AND WILL LEAVE AFD HEADQUARTERS, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON AT 9 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 4).

AS THE EVENT VENUE IS WITHIN COUNTRY PARK AREA WHERE PUBLIC VEHICULAR ACCESS IS RESTRICTED, MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO ARRANGE THEIR OWN TRANSPORT ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE AFD •INFORMATION UNIT AT 3-7332176 BEFORE 12 NOON TOMORROW FOR THE NECESSARY PERMITS. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.

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SPECIAL STAMP MARKS CATHEDRAL’S CENTENARY » t » «

A SPECIAL 60 CENT STAMP TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF THE CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL WILL BE ISSUED BY THE POST OFFICE ON SEPTEMBER 30.

THE STAMP WAS DESIGNED BY MR CARLITOS J. BUENDIA AND PRINTED IN AUSTRALIA BY CPE AUSTRALIA LTD.

OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS AT 50 CENTS EACH WILL BE PUT ON SALE AT ALL POST OFFICES ON SEPTEMBER 16.

EXPLAINING THE BACKGROUND TO THE ISSUE, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT THE BUILDING IS ONE OF THE OLDEST IN HONG KONG.

CATHOLICISM TOOK ROOT IN HONG KONG WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE FIRST MISSIONARIES SOME 147 YEARS AGO.

PLANS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL IN CAINE ROAD WERE INITIATED BY THE MOST REV. T. RAIMONDI AND THE CONSTRUCTION BEGAN IN 1883 WITH ITS FOUNDATION STONE LAID ON DECEMBER 8.

THE CATHEDRAL WAS COMPLETED IN 1888 AND WAS INAUGURATED ON DECEMBER 8 OF THE SAME YEAR.

AT THE TIME, THIS GOTHIC STYLE CATHEDRAL DOMINATED THE HARBOUR AS NO OTHER BUILDING OF THE CITY DID, AND IN THE DIGNITY OF ITS ARCHITECTURE, ITS SIZE AND ITS SPACIOUS SURROUNDINGS, IT RANKED AMONG THE GREAT CHURCHES OF THE EAST.

THE CATHEDRAL WAS DESIGNED BY A HONG KONG ARCHITECT, MR CROWLEY, AND CONSTRUCTED AT A COST OF $120,000 WHICH WAS CONSIDERED A GREAT SUM EVEN FOR A LARGE CHURCH IN THOSE DAYS.

DURING THE PAST 100 YEARS MORE THAN 30,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BAPTISED AND ABOUT 10,000 COUPLES MARRIED IN THE CATHEDRAL.

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NO TURNING MOVEMENTS ON EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD t » » » »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT VEHICLES ON EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN DIRECTLY INTO THE CENTRAL VEHICULAR FERRY PIER OR GILMAN STREET FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 5).

THE MEASURE WILL FACILITATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORKS.

VEHICLES HEADING FOR THESE TWO PLACES WILL BE DIVERTED VIA RUMSEY STREET AND PIER ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

$52 MILLION COMPENSATION PACKAGE OPTION ..................... 1

JUSTICES OF PEACE TO LOOK INTO HEI LING CHAU INCIDINT........ 2

NOTICE ON INVESTIGATION INTO AIRCRAFT ACCIDINT............... 3

PUBLICITY STEPPED UP TO PROMOTE LRT SAFETY .................. 3

NEW FIRE STATION IN SHEUNG SHUT ............................. 4

CAREER INFORMATION FOR JOB-SEEKERS .......................... 5

SAI SHA ROAD TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENT CW COMMITTEE AGENDA....... 5

LIVESTOCK WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES ON COMMITTEE AGENDA ..... 6

EDUCATION COMMISSION REPORT ON ISLANDS DB AGENDA ............ 7

BOAT PARTY TO CLOSE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME................... 7

TRAINING COURSE ON CLASS LIBRARIES .......................... 8

FANLING LOT TO LET BY TENDER ................................ 9

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES ON TOLO HIGHWAY...................... 9

PEI HO STREET RE-OPENED TO TRAFFIC .......................... 10

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1988

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$52 MILLION COMPENSATION PACKAGE OPTION t » * * »

A COMPENSATION PACKAGE TOTALLING ABOUT $52 MILLION WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY FOR ELIGIBLE KOWLOON WALLED CITY CLINIC PROPRIETORS.

THIS OPTION FOR PERMANENT EXTINGUISHMENT OF BUSINESS IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO HAVING THEIR COMPENSATION ASSESSED ACCORDING TO THE RULES FOR BUSINESS LOSS PAYMENTS ANNOUNCED BY THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON CLEARANCE OF KOWLOON WALLED CITY LAST DECEMBER.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE UNREGISTERED MEDICAL AND DENTAL PRACTITIONERS IN THE WALLED CITY, MR PAO PING-WING, TODAY SAID THE PROPRIETORS OPTING FOR THIS ALTERNATIVE WILL EACH RECEIVE A LUMP SUM PAYMENT OF $342,000.

"THIS AMOUNT WILL NOT BE REVISED IN FUTURE," MR PAO SAID.

HE SAID THIS ARRANGEMENT WAS ONE OF TWO COURSES OF ACTION RECOMMENDED BY THE WORKING GROUP.

THE GROUP ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT ASSISTANCE BE OFFERED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TO PRACTITIONERS TO RE-ESTABLISH THEMSELVES IN OTHER FORMS OF EMPLOYMENT.

MR PAO SAID THE RECOMMENDED PACKAGE SHOULD OFFER A PRACTICABLE SOLUTION TO THIS VERY SPECIAL PROBLEM.

HE SAID THAT IN ARRIVING AT THE FIGURE OF $342,000, CONSIDERATION HAD BEEN TAKEN INTO FACTORS SUCH AS THE GENERAL EARNINGS OF THE PRACTITIONERS IN THE WALLED CITY, THE SALARY RANGE OF COMPARABLE JOBS IN HONG KONG AND THEIR AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE.

"WE HAVE ALSO TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION THE REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME FOR THEM TO ADJUST TO A NEW LIFE STYLE," HE ADDED.

MR PAO POINTED OUT THAT FOR THOSE NOT SATISFIED WITH EITHER THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR COMPENSATION OR THE AMOUNT OF THE COMPENSATION ASSESSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES FOR BUSINESS LOSS PAYMENTS, THEY COULD MAKE REFERENCE TO THE APPEALS TRIBUNAL OR THE ASSESSMENT REVIEW BOARD AT THE SPECIAL DUTIES OFFICE IN LOK FU.

"BUT IF THEY OPT FOR THE LUMP SUM PAYMENT, THE AMOUNT OF $342,000 IS NOT SUBJECT TO NEGOTIATION," MR PAO SAID.

THE OFFICE, WITH STAFF FROM CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS.

THE SEVEN-MEMBER WORKING GROUP ON THE UNREGISTERED MEDICAL AND DENTAL PRACTITIONERS IN THE KOWLOON WALLED CITY WAS FORMED IN SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR. IT IS CHAIRED BY MR PAO PING-WING AND COMPRISES MR CHAN HIP-PING, MR TANG TAI-CHUEN, DR SIU LEUNG-CHOW, DR NG KIN-WAI, . MR CHIN MOU-LAM AND MR LEE TAK-HONG.

/THE WORKING .......

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THE WORKING GROUP HAS HELD 13 MEETINGS AND VISITED WALLED CITY PRACTITIONERS AND HELD DISCUSSIONS WITH RELEVANT PARTIES CONCERNED.

THESE PARTIES INCLUDED THE ESTATE DOCTORS ASSOCIATION LTD, THE HONG KONG MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND REPRESENTATIVES OE WALLED CITY PRACTITIONERS.

THE WORKING GROUP ALSO CONSIDERED WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS I ROM THE MEDICAL COUNCIL OF HONG KONG, THE DENTAL COUNCIL OF HONG KONG AND THE HONG KONG DENTAL ASSOCIATION AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS.

THESE EXCHANGES HAD PROVED TO BE MOST USEFUL IN HELPING MEMBERS OF THE GROUP UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION AND IN FORMULATING THE COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR ELIGIBLE CLINIC PROPRIETORS.

THE RECOMMENDED PACKAGE WAS ENDORSED BY THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON JULY 22 AND NOTED BY BOTH EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BEFORE THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.

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JUSTICES OF PEACE TO LOOK INTO HEI LING CHAU INCIDENT ♦ ♦ * ♦ ♦

THE GOVERNOR HAS APPOINTED TWO JUSTICES OF THE PEACE TO LOOK INTO ALLEGATIONS CONCERNING THE TREATMENT OF A NUMBER OF VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE FOLLOWING DISTURBANCES AT THE HEI LING CHAU DETENTION CENTRE ON JULY 18 AND 19.

THE TWO JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ARE MR DENIS CHANG QC , AND DR EDWARD PATERSON.

THEIR TERMS OF REFERENCE ARE: "TO HEAR COMPLAINTS AS JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, CONCERNING THE TREATMENT OF VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE AT HEI LING CHAU ON JULY 18 AND 19, AND TO ASSESS WHETHER THERE IS SUBSTANCE IN THEM AND TO REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR BY SEPTEMBER 30."

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT THEIR APPOINTMENT FOLLOWED THE COMPLETION OF AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE ALLEGATIONS AS WELL AS THE CAUSES OF THE DISTURBANCES BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT. THE INVESTIGATION REPORT WAS SUBMITTED TO THE SECURITY BRANCH LAST WEEK AND HAS BEEN CAREFULLY STUDIED BY SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

BECAUSE OF THE CONSIDERABLE PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE CASE, AND THE ALLEGATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN MADE, THE GOVERNOR HAS DECIDED TO MAKE USE OF THE EXISTING PROCEDURE WHEREBY JUSTICES OF THE PEACE MAY BE APPOINTED TO HEAR COMPLAINTS FROM PEOPLE HELD IN INSTITUTIONS OPERATED BY THE CSD.

THE TWO JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ARE EXPECTED TO START THEIR ENQUIRIES NEXT WEEK.

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NOTICE ON INVESTIGATION INTO AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT

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THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION, WHO IS ALSO THE CHIEF INSPECTOR OF ACCIDENTS, ANNOUNCED IN A NOTICE PUBLISHED TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT AN INSPECTOR’S INVESTIGATION IS TAKING PLACE INTO THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED ON AUGUST 31 AT THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INVOLVING A TRIDENT (HS21) AIRCRAFT REGISTERED AS B2218 AND OPERATED BY THE CIVIL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OF CHINA.

ANY PERSON INTERESTED IN MAKING REPRESENTATION ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES OR CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT SHOULD DO SO IN WRITING TO THE CHIEF INSPECTOR OF ACCIDENTS, C/O CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT, 46TH FLOOR, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

INFORMATION MAY ALSO BE GIVEN BY TELEPHONE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 20, 1988 TO THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT ON 3-7698301 OR 3-7697641.

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PUBLICITY STEPPED UP TO PROMOTE LRT SAFETY * * *

THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE HAS STEPPED UP PUBLICITY TO TIE-IN WITH THE COMMISSIONING OF THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT (LRT) SYSTEM IN THE DISTRICT, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

AN ILLUSTRATIVE LEAFLET FEATURING CARTOON DRAWINGS ON MAJOR LRT INTERSECTIONS AND TRAFFIC BLACK SPOTS IS BEING PRODUCED BY THE COMMITTEE FOR DISTRIBUTION TO PEDESTRIANS AND MOTORISTS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

SOME 150,000 COPIES WILL BE GIVEN OUT THROUGH SUCH CHANNELS AS HOUSING ESTATES, VILLAGES, SCHOOLS, PETROL FILLING STATIONS AND TAXI STANDS.

AT THE SAME TIME, 20 PANELS CARRYING ROAD- SAFETY SLOGANS AND MESSAGES WILL BE PUT UP IN VARIOUS CONSPICUOUS LOCATIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

A 20-MINUTE VIDEO INTRODUCING THE MODERN MEANS OF TRANSPORT AND AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC INTEREST (API), PRODUCED BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, ARE BEING SCREENED DAILY AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICES CENTRE OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO INCREASE RESIDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE ON THE LRT AS WELL AS TO ENHANCE THEIR AWARENESS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ROAD SAFETY.

/THE API

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1988

THE API IS ALSO SHOWN ON THE VIDEO WALI IN TUFL MUN TOWN PLAZA AT PEAK HOURS FOR PUBLIC VIEWING.

AN EXHIBITION COMPRISING PANELS ILLUSTRATED WITH CARTOON DRAWINGS WILL PUT ON DISPLAY IN VARIOUS SCHOOLS EROM THE END OF THE MONTH FOR THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS AND A SET OF ROAD SAFETY CHESS WILL BE GIVEN TO THEM 1'0 COMPLEMENT THE THEME OF THE CAMPAIGN.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT THE $100,000 CAMPAIGN IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE AS WELL AS KCRC’S LIGHT RAIL DIVISION AND IS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

A MAJOR EVENT OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE YEAR, THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDES A NUMBER OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE LRT THEME, HE CONCLUDED.

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NEW FIRE STATION IN SHEUNG SHUT

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THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL BUILD A NEW FIRE STATION IN SHEUNG SHUI.

THE SUB-DIVISIONAL STATION, TO BE BUILT IN AREA 6, SHEK WU HUI, WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING JOCKEY CLUB ROAD RURAL FIRE STATION.

IT WILL PROVIDE FIRE PROTECTION TO SHEK WU HUI, THE NEARBY DEVELOPMENTS OF TIN PING ESTATE IN AREA 8 AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME IN AREA 6.

THE FIRE STATION WILL BE A FOUR-STOREY STRUCTURE CONSISTING OF A FOUR-BAY APPLIANCE ROOM, OFFICES, DUTY/SERVICE ROOM, LECTURE ROOM, BARRACKS, CANTEEN/RECREATION ROOM, STORE/EQUIPMENT ROOM AND A DRILL YARD.

WORK ON THE STATION IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR AND BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

THE DEPARTMENT IS CALLING FOR TENDERS 'FOR THE PROJECT AND TENDERS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED NOT LATER THAN NOON ON SEPTEMBER 23.

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CAREER INFORMATION FOR JOB-SEEKERS

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MORE THAN 200 JOB-SEEKERS POSSESSING POST-SECONDARY, UNIVERSITY OR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS TOOK PART IN THE SECOND CAREER SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE HIGHER EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (SATURDAY).

THE SEMINAR, ENTITLED "INFORMATION IS POWER", IS AIMED AT ACQUAINTING THOSE WHO HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT WITH UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON CAREER PROSPECTS AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN DIFFERENT SEGMENTS OF THE JOB-MARKET.

IT ALSO HELPS TO ENHANCE THEM WITH PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE ON JOB APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES.

GUEST SPEAKERS AT TODAY’S SEMINAR INCLUDED MR FRANCIS OSMUND, SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH; MR HAU CHIT-LONG, INSPECTOR, ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE; MR C.H. CHAN, MANAGER, IBM WORLD TRADE CORPORATION; MR FRANCIS WONG, PERSONNEL MANAGER, A.S. WATSON AND CO. LTD; AND MRS MIMI LEUNG, PERSONNEL OFFICER, THE HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION.

THEY SPOKE RESPECTIVELY ON RECRUITMENT EXAMINATIONS AND SELECTION INTERVIEWS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE, CAREERS WITH THE POLICE, CAREERS PROSPECT IN THE COMPUTER/ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING, MARKETING/MANAGEMENT AND BANKING BUSINESS.

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SAI SHA ROAD TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENT ON COMMITTEE AGENDA * * * »

THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) TO DISCUSS THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS TO COPE WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE WHOLE SAI SHA ROAD.

SAI SHA ROAD LINKS MA ON SHAN WITH THE SAI KUNG PENINSULA. A SECTION OF ROAD LINKING MA ON SHAN AND NAI CHUNG WILL BE COMPLETED IN LATE SEPTEMBER.

AT THE MEETING MEMBERS WILL EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON THE DRAFT 1989/90 KMB ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT.

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MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER A PROPOSAL TO CANCEL THE KMB RECREATION ROUTE NO, 75R PLYING BETWEEN THE TAI PO KCR STATION AND BRIDE’S POOL WITH EFFECT FROM THIS AUTUMN DUE TO THE FALLING DEMAND FOR THE SERVICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE AT 152 KWONG FUK ROAD ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 5). THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 9.30 AM.

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LIVESTOCK WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES ON COMMITTEE AGENDA » » ♦ » *

MEMBERS OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND WORKS COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT ON THE LIVESTOCK WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT AT A MEETING ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) AFTERNOON.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE ANTI-MOSQUITO CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED IN THE DISTRICT FROM AUGUST TO SEPTEMBER.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE PROGRESS REPORT OF THE TAI PO ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL WORKING GROUP AND THE MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND WORKS COMMITTEE OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 152 KWONG FUK ROAD STARTING AT 2.30 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 5).

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1988

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EDUCATION COMMISSION REPORT ON ISLANDS DB AGENDA *****

MEMBERS OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE EDUCATION COMMISSION REPORT NO. 3 AT THEIR MEETING ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 5).

AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EDUCATION COMMISSION, MISS KATHLEEN BARKER, WILL BE PRESENT TO INVITE COMMENTS ON THE REPORTS AS A WHOLE, AND PARTICULARLY ON ITS RECOMMENDATIONS WITH REGARD TO THE STRUCTURE OF TERTIARY EDUCATION AND THE FUTURE OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

THE CONSULTATION DOCUMENT OF REVIEW OF THE LAW ON HOMOSEXUAL OFFENCE WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED IN THE MEETING.

DURING THE MEETING, AN OFFICER FROM THE MARINE DEPARTMENT WILL BE PRESENT TO ANSWER A QUESTION RAISED BY A MEMBER ON THE PROBLEM BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY VESSELS ABANDONED BY VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE NEAR SIU A CHAU.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE TENTATIVE LAND SALES PROGRAMME FOR THE ISLANDS DISTRICT 1988/89, MUI WO PACKAGE DEVELOPMENT WORKS, REPORTS ON DB COMMITTEES AND THE ALLOCATION OF DB FUNDS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD, 14/F., HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

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BOAT PARTY TO CLOSE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME

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A DISCO NIGHT ON BOARD A THREE-DECKER FERRY WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY) TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, THE EVENT IS FOR ABOUT 300 VOLUNTEERS OF THE LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WHO HAD HELPED ORGANISE MORE THAN 140 ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTHS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.

/AMONG THOSE .......

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1988

AMONG THOSE TO OFFICIATE AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY WILL BE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ARTHUR YUEN. THERE WILL ALSO BE A PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES TO 28 OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME TO BE HELD FROM 8 PM TO 11.30 PM TOMORROW (SUNDAY) ON BOARD A FERRY AT THE KOWLOON CITY FERRY PIER. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE EVENT ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE AT THE PIER AT 7.45 PM.

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TRAINING COURSE ON CLASS LIBRARIES

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THE LIBRARY SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD SIX IDENTICAL COURSES ON THE EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF CLASS LIBRARIES FOR TEACHERS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS, STARTING FROM OCTOBER 4.

THE COURSES, CONSISTING OF EIGHT SESSIONS EACH, AIM TO EQUIP TEACHERS WITH THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF MANAGING CLASS LIBRARIES AND TO INTRODUCE METHODS OF SELECTING LIBRARY BOOKS AS WELL AS DEVISING RELEVANT ACTIVITIES.

THE COURSES WILL BE HELD AT THE EXTRA-MURAL TOWN CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, SHUN TAK CENTRE, WEST TOWER, NINTH FLOOR, 200 CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL.

ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE ISSUED TO PARICIPANTS WHO HAVE FULFILLED THE ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS.

SCHOOL HEADS WISHING TO NOMINATE A TEACHER FOR THE COURSE ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE LIBRARY SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ON THE FIFTH FLOOR, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, BEFORE SEPTEMBER 16.

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FANLING LOT TO LET BY TENDER » * * ♦

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING TO LET BY TENDER A GOVERNMENT LOT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE 4,720 SQUARE METRES LOT AT D.D. 83 KWAN TEI, FANLING, IS FOR STORAGE AND REPAIR OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND/OR VEHICLE DISMANTLING.

THE LEASE IS FOR THREE YEARS AND RENEWABLE QUARTERLY

THEREAFTER.

TENDERS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED NOT LATER THAN NOON ON

SEPTEMBER 16.

FORM OF TENDER, TENDER NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND TENDER PLAN INSPECTED AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, NORTH, AND THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

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TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORK, TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON THE SECTION OF TOLO HIGHWAY BETWEEN PAK SHEK KOK BRIDGE AND SHUI WAI INTERCHANGE IN TAI PO FROM SEPTEMBER 6 (TUESDAY), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

THE NORTHBOUND SLOW LANE BETWEEN PAK SHEK KOK BRIDGE AND ISLAND HOUSE INTERCHANGE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC ON SEPTEMBER 6, WHILE THE NORTHBOUND FAST LANE NEAR ISLAND HOUSE INTERCHANGE WILL BE CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 7 AND 8.

ON SEPTEMBER 12, THE NORTHBOUND SLOW LANE NEAR ISLAND HOUSE INTERCHANGE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED.

THE NORTHBOUND FAST LANE NEAR SHUI WAI INTERCHANGE AND THE NORTHBOUND SLOW LANE BETWEEN ISLAND HOUSE INTERCHANGE AND SHUI WAT INTERCHANGE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED.

THE FORMER SECTION WILL BE CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21 WHILE THE LATTER SECTION WILL BE CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 27.

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PEI HO STREET RE-OPENED TO TRAFFIC ♦ » » ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT SUBSEQUENT TO THE COMPLETION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY IN SHEK KIP MEI, THE SECTION OF PEI HO STREET BETWEEN TAI PO ROAD AND BERWICK STREET, WHICH HAS BEEN CLOSED TO TRAFFIC SINCE MARCH THIS YEAR, WILL BE RE-OPENED FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 5).

MOTORISTS ON SOUTHBOUND TAI PO ROAD HEADING FOR BERWICK STREET WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL VIA TAI PO ROAD, PEI HO STREET AND BERWICK STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CHO YIU STUDENTS AND PARENTS VISIT KAI TAK TRANSIT CENTRE .. 1

SWD DELEGATION TO ATTEND CONGRESS ON REHABILITATION......... 2

HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE INDUSTRY STUDY COMPLETED .... 5

WHITTY STREET COMPOUND TO BE GIVEN FACE-LIFT ................... 4

TSUEN WAN DB TO DISCUSS EDUCATION REPORT........................ 5

YOUTH POLICY REPORT ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA ..................... 6

FUNDS FOR CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES............................ 6

SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE FOR DISABLED ............................ 7

I.D. REMINDER FOR WOMEN BORN IN 1965-66......................... 7

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1988

CHO YIU STUDENTS AND PARENTS VISIT KAI TAK TRANSIT CENTRE * ♦ « » *

ABOUT 30 KWAI TSING PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDRFN WHO ARE STUDYING AT CHO YIU CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL TODAY (SUNDAY) VISITED THE HONG KONG BORN VIETNAMESE CHILDREN AT KAI TAK TRANSIT CENTRE AND MET THEIR PARENTS IN ORDER TO FOSTER GOOD WILL AND UNDERSTANDING AND TO FACILITATE THE CHILDREN’S ENTRY TO THE SCHOOL.

THE VIETNAMESE CHILDREN WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE SCHOOL TOMORROW.

THE VISIT WAS ORGANISED BY THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE FOLLOWING A MEETING HELD BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PARENTS OF THE LOCAL STUDENTS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 31) TO DISCUSS THE ADMISSION OF HONG KONG BORN VIETNAMESE CHILDREN TO CHO YIU CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL.

IT WAS AGREED AT THE MEETING THAT A PROGRAMME SHOULD BE DRAWN UP TO HELP BOTH THE NEW CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS TO ASSIMILATE INTOTHE KWAI TSING COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

THE VISITORS WERE GREETED BY THE VIETNAMESE CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS AT THE CENTRE. THEY WERE ALSO BRIEFED ON THE FACILITIES AND DAILY LIFE THERE.

STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL AND THE VIETNAMESE CHILDREN (HEN SANG TOGETHER, LAUGHED AND PLAYED GAMES HARMONIOUSLY.

ORGANISER OF THE VISITING PARTY, KWAI TSING DISTRICT MR BRIAN COAK SAID THAT THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE WOULD ARRANGING SIMILAR VISITS FOR OTHER PARENTS AND CHILDREN YIU CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL.

OFFICER, CONSIDER

OF THE CHO

THE DISTRICT OFFICE IS ALSO PLANNING A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES TO FOSTER BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THESE CHILDREN AND THEIR' PAR AMONG THE KWAI TSING COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE AND TO ^COURAGE THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN THEM AND OTHER RESIDENTS, MR COAK ADDED.

THESE ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE A FUN DAY IN MID-SEP'I BMBER, TENNIS AND MINI-TENNIS DEMONSTRATION IN M1D-OCFOBER, ^5!%

VISITS TO THE DISTRICT'S COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL.

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SWD DELEGATION TO ATTEND CONGRESS ON REHABILITATION » ♦ » * ♦

A SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT DELEGATION WILL BE ATTENDING THE 16TH WORLD CONGRESS OF REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL TO BE HELD IN TOKYO BETWEEN TOMORROW (MONDAY) AND SEPTEMBER 9.

THE OCCASION WILL SEE ABOUT 2,500 PARTICIPANTS FROM MORE THAN 80 COUNTRIES DISCUSSING THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE CONGRESS THEME -"REALISTIC APPROACHES - LOOKING AHEAD TOWARDS COMPREHENSIVE REHABILITATION”.

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ELIZABETH WONG, WILL SPEAK ON THE TOPIC OF "EXTENDING PRINCIPLES OF REHABILITATION IN SERVICES FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE" AT A SECTORAL SESSION ON TUESDAY.

"HONG KONG, AS IS THE CASE WITH MANY OTHER PLACES OF THE WORLD, IS FACED WITH THE PROBLEM OF AN AGING POPULATION," SHE SAID.

"ELDERLY PEOPLE HAVE TO COPE WITH MANY CHANGES - PHYSICAL, MENTAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC - THAT ARE BROUGHT ABOUT BY OLD AGE AND IMPORTANT QUESTIONS MUST BE ASKED AND ANSWERS BE FOUND NOW SO AS TO ENABLE SOCIETY TO ADAPT TO THE CHANGING NEEDS OF ITS PEOPLE.

"WAYS AND MEANS HAVE TO BE FOUND TO ENABLE THEM TO REMAIN AS LONG AS POSSIBLE INTEGRAL AND ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.

"I LOOK FORWARD TO SOME VERY ANIMATED AND INSPIRING DISCUSSIONS ON HOW THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED, NOT ONLY IN THEORY, BUT ALSO IN PRACTICE," MRS WONG ADDED.

SHE ALSO EXPECTED TO LEARN FROM THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS THE LATEST TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN REHABILITATION FOR THE DISABLED.

"REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL PLACES MUCH EMPHASIS ON EQUALISATION OF OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN SOCIETY ON BEHALF OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WHICH IS ALSO AN AREA THAT IS GETTING MORE AND MORE ATTENTION IN HONG KONG.

"FOR EXAMPLE, GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED ARE EXPLORING ENERGETICALLY HOW MORE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CAN BE FOUND FOR THE DISABLED IN THE OPEN JOB MARKET RATHER THAN CONFINING THEM TO THE SHELTERED SETTING," SHE SAID.

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SWD DELEGATION ARE CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER (REHABILITATION), MR LAU KAI-CHUEN, AND SENIOR SOCIAL WORK OFFICER (ELDERLY), MRS ELEANOR LAU.

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HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE INDUSTRY STUDY COMPLETED

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A STUDY REPORT ON HONG KONG’S HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAI APPLIANCE INDUSTRY SUGGESTED THAT HONG KONG SHOULD IMPROVE ITS MARKET SHARE BY REMAINING COMPETITIVE IN LOW MARGIN, LOW TECHNOLOGY CONTENT ITEMS WHILE CONTINUING TO EXPAND ITS PRODUCTION OF UPPER-END QUALITY PRODUCTS.

THE STUDY IS THE FOURTH OF A SERIES OF STUDIES OF SELECTED MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN HONG KONG BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, WHICH AIMS TO GIVE AN INDICATION OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE INDUSTRY AND TO SUGGEST LIKELY FUTURE TRENDS.

IT POINTED OUT THAT LOCAL MANUFACTURERS STARTED TO SHIFT THE MORE LABOUR INTENSIVE PORTION OF THEIR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES TO CHINA WHERE LABOUR AND LAND ARE AVAILABLE AT LOW COSTS.

BUT IT ALSO CALLED FOR GREATER CONSIDERATION TO BE GIVEN TO DEVELOPING HONG KONG AS A SERVICE AND SUPPORT CENTRE FOR THE HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE TRADE WHICH PROVIDES SERVICES LIKE RESEARCH AND DESIGN, FINANCING, MARKETING, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION OF MORE SOPHISTICATED PRODUCTS.

THE REPORT ATTRIBUTED THE IMPRESSIVE GROWTH OF THE INDUSTRY IN THE PAST DECADES TO THE ABILITY OF LOCAL MANUFACTURERS TO MEET EVER CHANGING MARKET NEEDS AND TO TAKE QUICK ADVANTAGE OF MAJOR MARKET OPPORTUNITIES.

IN THE STUDY, A NUMBER OF PROBLEMS FACING THE INDUSTRY WERE IDENTIFIED. THEY INCLUDE LABOUR SHORTAGE, OVER-DEPENDENCE OF MATURE PRODUCTS, LOW VALUE-ADDED CONTENT, INADEQUACY OF SUPPORTING INDUSTRIES AND INSUFFICIENT INTERNAL CO-OPERATION.

TO COPE WITH THE PROBLEMS, LOCAL MANUFACTURERS HAVE KEPT DOWN PRODUCTION COSTS BY SHIFTING THE LESS SOPHISTICATED PRODUCTION PROCESSES TO CHINA AND PRODUCT DIVERSIFICATION WAS FOUND TO BE A VERY POPULAR MEANS TO ACHIEVE GREATER SALES TURNOVER.

PRODUCT DIVERSIFICATION WAS LARGELY MADE- POSSIBLE BY ADVANCES IN PLASTICS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY, WHICH RESULTED IN AN EVER WIDENING RANGE OF HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL ’ APPLIANCE USING PLASTICS INSTEAD OF METAL AS THE MAJOR MATERIAL.

WITH REGARD TO THE MARKETS, THE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES HAVE ABSORBED ABOUT 80 PER CENT OF THE INDUSTRY’S EXPORTS, WITH THE USA ACCOUNTING FOR 52.1 PER CENT.

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THE STUDY ALSO SHOWED THAT OVERSEAS INVESTMENT HAS PLAYED A POSITIVE ROLE IN THE INDUSTRY’S DEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY THE COFFEE MAKER SEGMENT, BY INTRODUCING THE LOCAL INDUSTRY TO NEW TECHNOLOGY AND NEW MARKETS.

TOTAL OVERSEAS INVESTMENT AS AT END OF 1986 AMOUNTED TO $231 MILLION, REPRESENTING 1.2 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL OVERSEAS INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG'S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.

SIXTEEN FACTORIES WITH OVERSEAS INVESTMENT PRODUCED A WIDE RANGE OF ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS INCLUDING COFFEE MAKERS/GR1NDERS, HAIR DRYERS/CURLERS, VACUUM CLEANERS, CEILING FANS, TOASTERS AND SMOOTHING IRONS, ETC. THEY ARE HIGHLY EXPORT-ORIENTED, WITH EXPORTS ACCOUNTING FOR 98 PER CENT OF THEIR TOTAL SALES.

IN TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT, HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES RANKED NINTH IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, EMPLOYING 21,200 PERSONS OR 2.4 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL INDUSTRIAL WORKFORCE IN 392 ESTABLISHMENTS IN SEPTEMBER 1987.

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THE WHITTY STREET COMPOUND, A RESIDENTIAL AREA IN SAI YING PUN THAT HAS MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS AND POOR ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, WILL SOON BE GIVEN A FACE-LIFT.

THE COMPOUND, COMPRISING 18 MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS, WAS CONSTRUCTED DURING THE 1960’S, AND ITS COMMON AREAS AND BACK LANES BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL BUILDINGS WERE JOINTLY OWNED BY HUNDREDS OF SMALL LANDLORDS, MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO DRAW A LINE WITH REGARD TO MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY.

DURING THE LAST FEW YEARS, ILLEGAL STRUCTURES USED FOR COMMERCIAL,STORAGE AND DOMESTIC PURPOSES MUSHROOMED IN THE BACK LANES.

THE UNSATISFACTORY CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN COMPOUNDED BY UNLICENSED COOKED FOOD HAWKERS OPERATING DAY AND NIGHT IN THE AREA AND BY VEHICLES PARKED ILLEGALLY IN THE LANES AND ON A VACANT SITE AT THE CENTRE OF THE COMPOUND.

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD HAS BEEN CONCERNED WITH THE UNSATISFACTORY CONDITIONS, AND SUGGESTED THAT REMEDIAL ACTION BE TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT.

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ACTING ON THE ADVICE OF THE BOARD, THE GOVERNMENT RESUMED OWNERSHIP OF THE BACK LANES AND COMMON AREAS IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR TO FACILITATE WORK ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT.

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, TOGETHER WITH VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING HOUSING, BUILDINGS AND LANDS, URBAN SERVICES AND THE POLICE, RECENTLY STARTED A CLEARANCE OPERATION TO DEMOLISH 33 ILLEGAL STRUCTURES, 10 SHOP EXTENSIONS AND CHAINS OF CANOPIES.

AMONG THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES, EIGHT WERE USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSE, 22 FOR STORAGE PURPOSE, TWO FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSE AND ONE AS A SHRINE.

SIX SHOP OPERATORS HAVE RECEIVED AN EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCE, WHILE A RESIDENT HAS BEEN GIVEN A SINGLETON ALLOWANCE. THE TWO ALLOWANCES TOTALLED SI 42,747 .

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT WILL SET AT VARIOUS ENTRANCES TO PREVENT ILLEGAL WILL RE-SURFACE THE LANES.

THE URBAN COUNCIL WILL DEVELOP A INTO A GARDEN EARLY NEXT YEAR.

UP BOLLARDS AND CRASH GATES PARKING IN THE COMPOUND, AND

VACANT SITE AT THE CENTRE

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THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE EDUCATION COMMISSION REPORT NO.3 AT A MEETING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) AFTERNOON.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO EXPRESS THEIR OPINIONS ON THE LAW OF LOITERING AND THE CONSULTATION PAPER REGARDING THE LAW ON HOMOSEXUAL OFFENCES.

QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR TING KAU, SHAM TSENG, MA WAN AND TSING LUNG TAU WILL BE RAISED IN THE MEETING.

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OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE A REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO BE PRESENTED BY DR LAI SUNG-LUNG, A REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL TO BE PRESENTED BY MR CHAN LAU-FONG, A REPORT OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND REPORTS BY THE BOARD’S COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) IN THE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, SECOND FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

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THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) TO DISCUSS THE REPORT ON YOUTH POLICY.

AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, LEE CHUNG-TAK, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING TO PRESENT THE REPORT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE ON JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING ROUNDABOUT ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6). THE MEETING WILL START AT 9.30 AM.

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LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, SCHOOLS AND YOUTH CENTRES IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT WISHING TO ORGANISE CIVIC EDUCAT[ON ACTIVITIES FOR ISLANDERS COULD NOW SEfflHN APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

’’ACTIVITIES SEEKING SPONSORSHIP SHOULD BE SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE BETWEEN DECEMBER THIS YEAR AND FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR SO THAT FORMALITIES CONCERNING THE ALLOCATION OF DB FUNDS CAN BE SETTLED BEFORE THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR ENDS,” HE SAID.

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APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE. THEY SHOULD BE RETURNED BY OCTOBER 10.

ALL THE APPLICATIONS WILL BE VETTED BY THE COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ORGANISING CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF THE RESULT BY THE END OF NOVEMBER.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 5-8524325.

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SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE FOR DISABLED * * * *

A FIVE-STOREY SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE FOR THE DISABLED WILL BE BUILT IN TUEN MUN.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CENTRE NEAR YAU 01 ESTATE.

THE CENTRE WILL CATER FOR BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABLED.

IT WILL CONSIST 14 WORKSHOPS, FOUR CLASSROOMS, A LIBRARY, AN AUDIO VISUAL ROOM, DORMITORIES, ADMINISTRATION OFFICES, A GYMNASIUM AND A CANTEEN.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO COMMENCE IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED IN MAY, 1990.

THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 16.

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) REMINDED WOMEN BORN IN 1965 OR 1966 TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS BEFORE OCTOBER 2.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID : "TO AVOID THE LAST-MINUTE RUSH, WOMEN OF THIS AGE GROUP WHO HAVE NOT YET APPLIED FOR A NEW I.D. CARD SHOULD DO SO WITHOUT DELAY.

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"FAILURE TO APPLY FOR A NEW I.D. CARD WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD IS AN OFFENCE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $3,000,” HE ADDED.

APPLICANTS CAN GO TO ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT NEW I.D. CARD ISSUE OFFICES TO RENEW THEIR I.D. CARDS.

THESE OFFICES ARE OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

"THE ISSUE OFFICES ARE VERY CROWDED IN THE EVENINGS. TO AVOID HAVING TO QUEUE UP FOR A LONG TIME AT THE ISSUE OFFICES OR TO COME BACK ON ANOTHER DAY, APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO GO TO THESE OFFICES IN THE MORNINGS AND THE AFTERNOONS," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THEY MAY MAKE USE OF THE PHONE-IN SERVICE TO ARRANGE FOR AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING THE OFFICE OF THEIR CHOICE.

THE ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE ISSUE OFFICES ARE:

HONG KONG : BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI. TEL. NO. 5-747070

EAST KOWLOON : AMOY PLAZA, SECOND FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK

ROAD. TEL. NO. 3-7553679

WEST KOWLOON : CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SECOND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, YAU MA TEI. TEL. NO. 3-7232424

TSUEN WAN : EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET. TEL. NO. 0-4981259

SHA TIN : SHATIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, 2-16- WANG POK STREET. TEL. NO. 0-6059108

YUEN LONG : HOP YICK CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, 31 HOP YICK ROAD. TEL. NO. 0-793291

TUEN MUN : CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN. TEL. NO. 0-4580862

SHEUNG SHUI TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 82-84 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI. TEL. NO. 0-927155

THE SPOKESMAN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. REITERATED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO AMNESTY FOP

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES .................................................... 1

SUB-COMMITTEE TO STUDY DENTAL MANPOWER SITUATION ........... 5

WATER STORAGE FIGURE ....................................... 5

DB TO DISCUSS RETIREMENT SCHEMES REGULATI®! ................ 5

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROGRAMME ......... 6

COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS .... 6

BOARD TO DISCUSS ASBESTOS ISSUE ............................ 7

YAU MA TEI PRIVATE STREETS TO BE RESUMED ................... 7

HEALTH CONTEST FOR CHILDREN UI YAU TSIM DISTRICT ........... 8

NON-TUNNEL TRAFFIC IN WAN CHAI TO BE IMPROVED............... 9

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES ON LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD............ 9

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1988

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES » » » » ♦

THE CURRENT TREND TOWARDS LOCATING SUB-ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS IN CHINA WOULD, IN THE LO! , TERM, POSE A CHALLENGE ON LOCAL AND FOREIGN MANUFACTURERS TO UPGRADE HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIES TO COMPETE FOR A GREATER SHARE OF 'IHE INCREASING PROUTS BEING MADE BY MANUFACTURERS OF HIGHER PRICED AN') MORE TECHNOLOGY INTENSIVE CONSUMER PRODUCTS IN THE REGION.

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR ANDREW LEUNG SAID THIS TODAY (MONDAY) WHILE ADDRESSING PARTICIPANTS OF A MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMME OF THE LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL.

THE OPENING SESSION OF THE PROGRAMME THIS MORNING WAS OFFICIATED BY THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR HAMISH MACLEOD.

MR LEUNG ALSO NOTED THAT THE MOVING OF LABOUR-INTENSIVE OPERATIONS TO CHINA HAD NOT REDUCED JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN HONG KONG IN THE SHORT-TERM, OR RESULTED IN A SIGNIFICANT DIVERSION OF INVESTMENT FROM HONG KONG TO CHINA.

"HONG KONG IS NOW CHINA’S LARGEST TRADING PARTNER WITH DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA AMOUNTING TO $27,871 MILLION IN 1987, A 55 PER CENT INCREASE OVER 1986," HE SAID.

"IT ALSO ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT $43 BILLION OR 65 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL DIRECT INVESTMENT IN CHINA.

"AS CHINA’S INDUSTRIALISATION GATHERS PACE, THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HONG KONG AND SOUTH CHINA ALSO UNDERLINES THE TERRITORY’S INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN HIGH QUALITY, HIGH VALUE-ADDED AND CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY INTENSIVE MANUFACTURING.

"THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT, BOTH LOCAL AND OVERSEAS, WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS DEVELOPMENT AND MAKE HONG KONG AN EVEN GREATER ECONOMIC SUCCESS THAN IT IS TODAY IN THE YEARS TO COME," HE ADDED.

"HONG KONG IS, HOWEVER, ALSO FACING INCREASING COMPETITION FROM ITS ASIAN NEIGHBOURS IN THE MORE SOPHISTICATED CONSUMERS GOODS, PARTICULARLY ELECTRONICS, AND CAN NO LONGER RELY ON PRICE COMPETITIVENESS ALONE IN THE TYPE OF ORIGINAL • EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURE (OEM) WORK WITH A RELATIVELY HIGH LABOUR CONTENT.

"WHILE ITS EXPORTS TO THE U.S.A. OF ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS HAS GROWN FROM $7,918 MILLION IN 1982 TO $16,060 MILLION IN 1987, ITS MARKET SHARE HAS DROPPED FROM FIVE PER CENT TO 3.9 PER CENT.

“IT WOULD HAVE TO COMPETE MORE IN TERMS OF TECHNOLOGY, VALUE ADDED, QUALITY, DESIGN AND INNOVATION."

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IN RESPONDING TO THESE CHALLENGES, MR LEUNG SAID THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY HAD MOVED STEADILY UP-MARKET AND MUCH OF ITS OUTPUT WAS NOW AT THE TOP END OF THE READY-TO-WEAR GARMENT MARKET.

"COMPUTER-AIDED SYSTEM IN DESIGN, PATTERN GRADING AND MARKER MAKING ARE INCREASINGLY BEING USED, AS ARE COMPUTERISED CLOTH CUTTING AND MATERIAL HANDLING, ACTING PARTLY AS AN INSULATION AGAINST THE PRESSURE OF A TIGHT LABOUR MARKET AND ADDING TO QUALITY.”

HE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT ELECTRONICS HAD ENJOYED THE MOST DRAMATIC GROWTH IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS DURING 1977-87, WITH AN AVERAGE ANNUAL GROWTH RATE OF 25.2 PER CENT.

"IN AUGUST THIS YEAR, MOTOROLA COMMENCED TO BUILD A SEMICONDUCTORS MANUFACTURING FACILITY, 'SILICON BARBOUR PROJECT’, WHICH WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED IN THE REGION.

"AS FOR THE METALS INDUSTRY, WHICH PROVIDES LINKAGE SUPPORT FOR ALMOST ALL OTHER INDUSTRIAL SECTORS BY PROVIDING THE NECESSARY COMPONENTS, A TECHNO-ECONOMIC AND MARKETING RESEARCH CONSULTANCY STUDY HAS JUST BEEN COMPLETED AND PROPOSALS ARE BEING DEVELOPED TO IMPROVE FURTHER ITS PRODUCTIVITY AND CAPABILITY."

WITH REGARD TO GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT TO INDUSTRY, MR LEUNG SAID IN ADDITION TO THE CURRENT SCHEME OF SPONSORING PRACTISING ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS TO LEARN THE LATEST TECHNIQUES IN THE DESIGN AND USE OF APPLICATIONS SPECIFIC INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, FURTHER SPONSORSHIP WAS BEING CONSIDERED FOR TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS SURFACE MOUNTING, DIGITAL ELECTRONICS, PATTERN RECOGNITION AND NETWORKING.

"ADDITIONAL FUNDS HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO THE HK PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL TO ESTABLISH LABORATORIES TO PROMOTE THE USE OF SURFACE MOUNTING, RADIO FREQUENCY AND DIGITAL TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES.

"FOUNDED ON THE BEHALF OF A CLOSE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN INDUSTRY, ACADEMICS AND THE GOVERNMENT, A HONG KONG PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY CENTRE CO. LTD. HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED WITH PUBLIC FUNDS AND A PRIVATE DONATION ON THE CAMPUS OF THE HK POLYTECHNIC TO RAISE THE TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES OF THE PLASTICS CONVERSION INDUSTRY."

MR LEUNG ADDED THAT THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT RECENTLY ESTABLISHED A QUALITY SERVICES DIVISION TO PLAN AND CO-ORDINATE ALL QUALITY RELATED SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES, AND WAS FORMULATING A LONG-TERM PROGRAMME TO PROMOTE QUALITY ASSURANCE ON A TERRITORY-WIDE BASIS.

"OUR MANUFACTURERS ARE FACING INCREASING COMPETITION NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF PRICE, BUT ALSO IN TERMS OF PRODUCT SAFETY AND RELIABILITY, PERFORMANCE CAPABILITY, ATTRACTIVENESS OF DESIGN AND PACKAGING.

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’’OVERSEAS BUYERS ARE NOW DEMANDING NOT ONLY MANIFEST SIGNS OF QUALITY IN OUR MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS, BUT ALSO IN MANY CASES EXPLICIT EVIDENCE THAT MANUFACTURERS OPERATE A SOUND QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM IN COMPLIANCE WITH SPECIFIC SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS.”

TO FACILITATE COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION OF PRODUCT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, MR LEUNG SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD EMPLOY CONSULTANTS SHORTLY TO ADVISE ON THE EARLY ESTABLISHMENT OF A SCIENCE PARK OR TECHNOLOGY CENTRES.

"WE ARE ALSO INTRODUCING AN INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICE WHEREBY TECHNICAL ADVICE IS PROVIDED AND ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR THE PROVISION OF SUPPORT SERVICES OR CONSULTANCIES FOR OUR MANUFACTURERS."

AS UK INVESTMENT IN MANUFACTURING IN HONG KONG WAS LIMITED COMPARED WITH THE U.S.A. AND JAPAN, MR LEUNG URGED UK MANUFACTURERS TO INVEST IN HONG KONG WHERE THEY WOULD HAVE THE ADDED ADVANTAGE OF OPERATING IN A PLACE FAMILIAR WITH BRITISH TECHNIQUES AND STANDARDS, AND TO CAPITALISE ON THE SUCCESS OF THEIR COMPATRIOTS WHO HAVE MADE INROADS INTO OTHER AREAS OF HONG KONG'S ECONOMY.

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THE MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS ’RECENTLY APPOINTED A SUB-COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE EXISTING AND FUTURE DENTAL MANPOWER SITUATION IN HONG KONG, SAID THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, MR JOHN CHAMBERS, TODAY (MONDAY).

"THIS SUB-COMMITTEE'S REPORT, WHICH I AM. SURE WILL GIVE US VALUABLE GUIDANCE ON THE WAY AHEAD FOR THE TRAINING OF DENTISTS, IS EXPECTED VERY SHORTLY," HE SAID.

MR CHAMBERS WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 11 Ttt INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORAL BIOLOGY SPONSORED BY THE

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR DENTAL RESEARCH AT HOTEL FURAMA INTERCONTINENTAL. •

HE SAID THE SUB-COMMITTEE, CHAIRED BY PROFESSOR IAN DAVIES, WAS APPOINTED FOLLOWING SOME CONSIDERABLE CONCERN EXPRESSED ABOUT THE DANGER OF OVER-PRODUCTION OF DENTISTS.

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"AS LONG AGO AS 1973, THE MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED A TARGET RATIO OF ONE DENTIST TO 6,000 POPULATION, AND THIS WAS ACCEPTED BY THE GOVERNMENT," HE SAID.

"SINCE THAT TIME THE SITUATION HAS RADICALLY CHANGED. THE PRINCE PHILIP DENTAL HOSPITAL, WHICH HOUSES THE FACULTY OF DENTISTRY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, HAS BEEN BUILT AND BROUGHT INTO OPERATION.

"THIS VERY FINE INSTITUTION PRODUCED ITS FIRST BATCH OF GRADUATES IN 1985, AND IN ADDITION FAR MORE OF THE DENTISTS TRAINED OVERSEAS ARE NOW RETURNING TO HONG KONG TO WORK.

"AS A RESULT OF THESE DEVELOPMENTS, THE TARGET OF ONE DENTIST TO 6,000 POPULATION HAS NOW BEEN ACHIEVED AND THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 1,000 DENTISTS IN HONG KONG, ABOUT THREE-QUARTERS OF THEM IN PRIVATE PRACTICE AND THE REMAINDER IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR, EITHER WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE UNIVERSITY OR THE AIDED HOSPITALS."

MR CHAMBERS SAID THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S DENTAL HEALTH POLICY HAD BEEN DIRECTED MAINLY TOWARDS PREVENTIVE CARE - SCHOOL DENTAL SERVICE, ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND WATER FLUORIDATION.

"AS HAS HAPPENED ELSEWHERE, WE HAVE DISCOVERED THAT FLUORIDATION OF THE WATER SUPPLY WHICH BEGAN IN 1961, IS ONE OF THE MAJOR FACTORS WHICH HAVE HELPED TO IMPROVE LOCAL ORAL HEALTH CONDITIONS," HE SAID.

"DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS IN TERMS OF CARIES PREVALENCE HAD BEEN EXPERIENCED. FOR EXAMPLE, THE MEAN INDEX OF DECAYED, MISSING AND FILLED TEETH OF 6 - 8 YEAR-OLDS HAS FALLEN FROM 2.70 IN 1960 TO 0.21 IN 1987.

"THE CORRESPONDING FIGURE FOR 9-11 YEAR-OLDS HAS FALLEN FROM 4.36 IN 1960 TO 0.95 IN 1987.

"FOR THOSE AGED 15-19 AND 35 - 44 YEARS, THE INCIDENCE

DECREASED FROM 4.6 TO 1.7 AND FROM 11.3 TO 7.3 RESPECTIVELY BETWEEN 1968 AND 1984."

AT TODAY’S CEREMONY, MR CHAMBERS WELCOMED ALL • DELEGATES, ESPECIALLY THOSE FROM OVERSEAS, ON BEHALF OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE t » »

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) AT 45.0 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 263.627 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

STOOD

TI1IS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 442.884 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 75.6 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS A CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON THE PROPOSED REGULATION SYSTEM OF RETIREMENT SCHEMES AT A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 7).

THE BOARD WILL ALSO COMMENT ON ANOTHER CONSULTATIVE PAPER ON WHETHER THE LAW ON HOMOSEXUAL OFFENCES SHOULD BE CHANGED.

IN ADDITION, MEMBERS WILL GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON WHETHER THE LAWS ON LOITERING OFFENCES SHOULD BE AMENDED.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA IS A MEMBER’S PROPOSAL TO ORGANISE A STUDY TOUR TO VIETNAM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER BOARD MEETING WHICH WILL START AT IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM, 14/F, CENTRAL.

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT 2.30 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD,

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DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROGRAMME » » « « t

THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE DRAFT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE (TUESDAY).

COMMITTEE OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT 1989-90 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DISTRICT AT A MEETING TOMORROW

MEMBERS WILL ALSO STUDY THE 1987 ACTION PROGRAMME PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOTS IN WAN CHAI.

REVIEW ON

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 4 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, 8/F. 201 HENNESSY ROAD, HONG KONG.

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COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS » » » » »

MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) TO DISCUSS PROJECTS TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE DISTRICT.

THESE INCLUDE THE PROGRAMME FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES FOR 1988/89; THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SITTING-OUT AREA AT A VACANT SITE AT VALLEY ROAD; REPLACEMENT OF AND IMPROVEMENT TO DISTRICT BOARD AND AREA COMMITTEE NOTICEBOARDS.

AT THE MEETING, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL ASK THE DEPARTMENT CONCERNED TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT UNDER THE KOWLOON CITY ROAD FLYOVER WHICH IS OCCUPIED BY STREET SLEEPERS AND A GLASSWARE FACTORY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING AT 2.15 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1988

BOARD TO DISCUSS ASBESTOS ISSUE » « » * »

MEMBERS 01 THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON TO DISCUSS ASBESTOS IN PUBLIC HOUSING BLOCKS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE DISCUSSION WILL BE RAISED BY BOARD MEMBERS, MR MOK YING-FAN, MR WONG CHUNG-CHUEN, AND MR LIU SING-LEE. REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT WILL BE PRESENT TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON PRUDENTIAL REGULATION OF RETIREMENT SCHEMES, OF WHICH A BRIEFING WILL BE GIVEN BY A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH AT THE MEETING.

IN ADDITION, THEY FILI DISCUSS WHETHER THE LAW ON LOITERING OFFENCES SHOULD BE AMENDED AND WHETHER LAW ON HOMOSEXUAL OFFENCES SHOULD BE CHANGED.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA WILL INCLUDE THE 1989 WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT FESTIVAL, A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE DIAMOND HILL AND TAI HOM DEVELOPMENT, THE URBAN AREA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 1988 EDITION, AND ALTERATION TO THE CHOI HUNG ROAD MARKET.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU RE INVITED TO COVER THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT FUNG MING HALL OF THE WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE.

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THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO RESUME TUNG ON STREET AND LANES EAST OF TUNG ON STREET IN YAU MA TEI TO ENABLE PROPER MAINTENANCE AND

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (MONDAY): "TUNG ON STREET AND THE SCAVENGING LANES WITHIN LOT NO. KML 84 ARE UNDER MULTIPLE SUBDIVIDED OWNERSHIP. THEY ARE GENERALLY POORLY MAINTAINED AND MANAGED GIVING RISE TO SERIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL AND ACCESS PROBLEMS.

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’’AFTER RESUMING THEM, THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT WILL CARRY OUT REPAIR WORKS. THESE INCLUDE THE REPAIR OF CARRIAGEWAYS, FOOTWAYS AND SCAVENGING LANES AND ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT WORKS.”

WORK WILL START IN MID 1989 AND WILL BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT FIVE MONTHS.

A NOTICE ON THE PROPOSAL WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE LAST FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 2).

THE PLAN AND SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG; AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON WEST, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON; AND AT THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICE, 490 NATHAN ROAD, HOP FAT COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, KOWLOON.

ANY PERSON OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSAL MUST WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG SO AS TO REACH THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 25, 1988.

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HpALTH CONTEST FOR CHILDREN IN YAU TSIM DISTRICT

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A HEALTH CONTEST WILL BE CONDUCTED IN YAU TSIM DISTRICT NEXT MONTH FOR CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OLD.

ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI (NORTH AND SOUTH AREAS) YIN NOAI SOCIETY AND SPONSORED BY THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD, THE CONTEST AIMS AT PROMOTING GOOD CHILD CARE.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT AND WILL BE DIVIDED INTO THREE GROUPS ACCORDING TO AGE.

GROUP A IS OPEN TO BABIES AGED FROM 12 TO 18 MONTHS; GROUP B FROM 19 TO 36 MONTHS WHILE THOSE AGED FROM 37 MONTHS TO FIVE YEARS OLD CAN JOIN GROUP C. %

PARTICIPANTS IN GROUP C WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW THEIR TALENT IN SINGING, STORY-TELLING OR RECITATION.

THREE PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED IN EACH GROUP. APART FROM A TROPHY AND A GIFT-SET, THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED COUPONS WORTH $500, $300 AND $200 RESPECTIVELY. GIFTS WILL BE AWARDED TO CONTESTANTS IN THE FINALS.

ENROLMENT FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICE AT 490 NATHAN ROAD, ITS TSIM SHA TSUI SUB-OFFICE AT 40 CARNARVON ROAD AND HENRY G. LEONG YAU MA TEI COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 60 PUBLIC SQUARE STREET. THEY MUST BE RETURNED BY SEPTEMBER 15.

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NON-TUNNEL TRAFFIC IN WAN CHAI TO BE IMPROVED

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A TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME TO EASE "NON-CROSS-HARBOUR-TUNNEL” TRAFFIC ON GLOUCESTER ROAD EASTBOUND AND ENHANCE THE OPERATION OF CROSS-HARBOUR BUSES IN WAN CHAI NORTH WILL BE IMPLEMENTED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

THE ACTING SENIOR ENGINEER OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, MR TSANG KING-MAN, WILL ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE GLOUCESTER ROAD EASTBOUND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME IN A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT 4 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, 28/F, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES ON LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORK, SECTIONS OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD IN SHA TIN WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC AT NIGHT BETWEEN THURSDAY AND SUNDAY.

THE SLOW LANE OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD NORTHBOUND NEAR HUNG MUI KUK INTERCHANGE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9.30 PM ON SEPTEMBER 8 (THURSDAY) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY, AND FROM 9.30 PM ON SEPTEMBER 10 (SATURDAY) TO 1.30 AM THE NEXT MORNING.

FROM 9.30 PM ON SEPTEMBER 9 (FRIDAY) TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY, AND BETWEEN 1.30 AM AND 6 AM ON SEPTEMBER 11 (SUNDAY), THE MERGING LANE OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD NORTHBOUND NORTH OF TAI PO-BOUND HUNG MUI KUK ROAD SLIP ROAD AT HUNG MUI KUK INTERCHANGE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH OUT FOR TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNS AND DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE AND PATIENCE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MAINTAINING THE WELL-BEING OF ELDERLY PEOPLE............... 1

FS PRAISES WATCH AND CLOCK INDUSTRY ....................... J

GOVT COMMITTED TO DEVELOPMENT OF FINISHING INDUSTRY..... 4

CHANGES TO CONDITION FOR CABLE TV TENDER .................. 6

MERCHANDISE TRADE BY AIR IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988......... 7

SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO UK AFFECTED.......................... 12

WAYS TO EASE NON-TUNNEL TRAFFIC IN WAN CHAI .............. 12

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS SPORT CONSULTANCY REPORT ......... 14

EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD TO DISCUSS LOITERING OFFENCES ..... 15

DB COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS PX>R FUNDS.......... 15

NEW HOMES FOR ENDANGERED ANIMALS.......................... 16

UPGRADING COURSE FOR TOURISM EXECUTIVES .................. 17

ENTRIES INVITED FOR 21ST TOLO HARBOUR SWIM ............... 17

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH POINT............. 18

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WONG TAI SIN ........... 19

TEMPORARY ROaD CLOSURE AT SHaM TSENG

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1988

MAINTAINING THF WELL-BEING OF ELDERLY PEOPLE » * » ♦ ♦

SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS MUST BE ASKED AND IMPORTANT ISSUES ADDRESSED NOW IN THE CONTEXT OF EXTENDING THE PRINCIPLES REHABILITATION TO ELDERLY PEOPLE AND TO ATTAIN THE GOAL OF MAINTAINING THEIR WELL-BEING, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ELIZABETH WONG, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

SHE WAS SPEAKING ON THE TOPIC OF ’’EXTENDING THE PRINCIPLES OF REHABILITATION IN SERVICES FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE” AT A SECTORAL SESSION OF THE 16TH WORLD CONGRESS OF REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL IN TOKYO, JAPAN.

’’GENERALLY, UNDER THE PRINCIPLES OF REHABILITATION, THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO THE ELDERLY PEOPLE HAVE REGARD TO THE PROMOTION OF HEALTH, TRAINING AND EDUCATION; ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROVISION; SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY CARE TO ENABLE AN ELDERLY PERSON TO FEEL VALUED, SAFE AND WANTED,” SHE SAID.

ON THE PROMOTION OF GERIATRIC HEALTH SERVICES, MRS WONG SAID THAT IT WAS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE TO INCLUDE EARLY STAGES OF DIAGNOSIS TO FACILITATE THE PROVISION OF PREVENTIVE, CURATIVE AND REHABILITATIVE CARE.

”IN THIS RESPECT, THE TRAINING OF MEDICAL, PARA-MEDICAL, VOLUNTEERS, AND THE ELDERLY THEMSELVES IS A VERY IMPORTANT SUBJECT, SHE SAID.

"PROVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES IN ALL FORMS FROM BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS INVOLVES THE PROMOTION OF GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ON HEALTH FOR THE ELDERLY.

"PROMOTION OF KNOWLEDGE CAN BE DONE THROUGH THE MOTIVATION OF THE MEDIA, THROUGH PUBLIC AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION AND SELF PREPARATION BY THE ELDERLY WHEN ENTERING OLD AGE,” SHE ADDED.

ON TRAINING AND EDUCATION, SHE POINTED OUT THAT AN ELDERLY PERSON HAD TO BE GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAINING AND RE-TRAINING AND THAT EVERY EFFORT SHOULD BE MADE TO RENDER ACCESS TO INFORMATION BOTH EASY AND UNDERSTANDABLE.

AT THE SAME TIME SHE BELIEVED THAT ELDERLY PEOPLE WILLING AND ABLE TO REMAIN ECONOMICALLY ACTIVE SHOULD BE ASSISTED IN TRAINING THE YOUNGER GENERATION, USING THE EXPERTISE GAINED BY THEM THROUGH I HEIR YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

AS FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT, MRS WONG SAID THAT AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM SHOULD ACCOMMODATE ELDERLY PEOPLE, HAVING REGARD TO THEIR DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ABILITY 10 WORK.

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"IT RESTS WITH EACH SOCIETY TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO ENCOURAGE THE FAMILY UNIT TO EXTEND THEIR LOVING SUPPORT TO THE ELDERLY, AND TO PROVIDE THESE FAMILIES WITH ENHANCED SUPPORT SYSTEMS IN CARING FOR THE ELDERLY AND TO ASSIST THE ELDERLY TO RETAIN SELF RESPECT AND REMAIN IN THE COMMUNITY FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.

"WHERE NECESSARY, RESIDENTIAL CARE SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO SUIT THE VARYING NEEDS OF ELDERLY PEOPLE," SHE ADDED.

SHE ALSO EMPHASISED THAT THE QUESTION OF OLD AGE MUST NEVER BE USED TO DISQUALIFY OLD PEOPLE ON THE BASIS OF AGE FROM EXERCISING THEIR RIGHTS.

"LAWS REGARDING CONSENT SHOULD BE JUDICIOUSLY CARRIED OUT, AND TESTS FOR COMPETENCY OF THE FRAIL AND VULNERABLE SHOULD GIVE THE ELDERLY THE MAXIMUM ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS.

"THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM-TO-CHOOSE AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION SHOULD BE GUARANTEED, SO THAT THE FRAIL AND THE VULNERABLE MAY ENJOY THE PROTECTION AS PROMULGATED IN THE LAW OF THE LAND," SHE SAID.

TURNING TO THE HONG KONG PERSPECTIVE, SHE NOTED THAT ITS SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY PEOPLE WERE EXPANDED ON A WIDE FRONT, WITH THE OBJECT OF PROVIDING THEIR WELFARE THROUGH . CARE IN AND BY THE COMMUNITY. %

"WE HAVE ACCEPTED THAT THERE IS A NEED, AS IN MANY COUNTRIES IN THE WEST, FOR THE COMMUNITY TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WELL-BEING OF THE ELDERLY IN ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR LIVING TO ENABLE THEM TO RETAIN THEIR SELF-RESPECT AND TO REMAIN IN THE COMMUNITY FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.

"WHERE NECESSARY, RESIDENTIAL CARE IS PROVIDED TO SUIT THE VARYING NEEDS OF THIS AGE GROUP," SHE SAID.

SHE NOTED THAT UNDER THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE OF CARE- IN THE COMMUNITY, STRATEGY HAD BEEN THREE-FOLD:

» TO PROVIDE A RANGE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES AND IMPROVED CASH BENEFITS THAT WILL ENCOURAGE FAMILIES TO LOOK AFTER THEIR ELDERLY MEMBERS, OR WHICH WILL ENABLE OLD PEOPLE TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY AND IN DIGNITY IN THE COMMUNITY;

» TO PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTIONAL FACILITIES FOR THOSE WHO, FOR HEALTH OR OTHER REASONS, CAN NO LONGER LIVE WITH THEIR FAMILIES OR ON THEIR OWN; AND

» TO PROMOTE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESS OF AGING SO THAT OLD AGE CAN BECOME A MORE POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE PERIOD, NOT ONLY FOR THE ELDERLY THEMSELVES, BUT ALSO FOR THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

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"WE ARE ALSO EXAMINING THE FEASIBILITY OF EXPANDING THE WATER SUPPLY AND THE SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE IN JUNK BAY TO ENABLE A NUMBER OF TEXTILE MILLS TO BE ESTABLISHED THERE," MR LEUNG SAID.

THE NEED FOR SUITABLE LAND AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THESE INDUSTRIES WAS FULLY RECOGNISED BY THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, HE ADDED.

MR LEUNG ALSO SAID THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT WAS NOW FOLLOWING UP WITH RELEVANT INSTITUTIONS RECOMMENDATIONS ON MANPOWER TRAINING MADE BY THE TEXTILES SUB-COMMITTEE.

THESE RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED SEMINARS FOR SENIOR MANAGERS ON MODERN MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES BY THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL, PART-TIME SHORT COURSES FOR EXPERIENCED SHOP-FLOOR PERSONNEL BY THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY TRAINING AUTHORITY AND THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL AND PROVISION OF MORE TRAINING PLACES BY THE RELEVANT BODIES.

WITH REGARD TO ENHANCING PRODUCTIVITY, MR LEUNG SAID MORE EFFORT WOULD BE MADE BY THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, THROUGH THE INDUSTRIAL EXTENSION SERVICE EARLY NEXT YEAR, TO CONVINCE MANUFACTURERS OF THE VALUE OF THE RANGE OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL AND OTHER BODIES.

"Under this scheme, staff of the department will visit MANUFACTURERS, DISCUSS PROBLEMS WITH THEM, AND ARRANGE WHERE THEY CAN FOR HELP TO BE PROVIDED BY THE APPROPRIATE AGENCY," HE ADDED.

MR LEUNG SAID THE EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LEGISLATION ON THE FINISHING INDUSTRY WOULD BE CONSIDERED FURTHER BY THE TEXTILES SUB-COMMITTEE, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT.

"WHILE FULLY ACCEPTING THAT THE ENVIRONMENT MUST BE PROTECTED, THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT RECOGNISES THE VITAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE FINISHING SECTOR TO THE TEXTILES AND GARMENT INDUSTRIES," HE SAID.

MR LEUNG NOTED THAT THE TECHNOLOGY LEVEL OF THE FINISHING INDUSTRY WAS QUITE HIGH. HOWEVER, SOME FINISHING TECHNOLOGIES, SUCH AS THE FINISHING OF SILK AND LINEN, WERE STILL ABSENT OR INSUFFICIENTLY REPRESENTED IN HONG KONG.

"EFFORTS WILL BE MADE BY THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT TO SEE IF THESE TECHNOLOGIES COULD BE ACQUIRED THROUGH INWARD INVESTMENT BY OVERSEAS COMPANIES," HE SAID.

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THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO TODAY (TUESDAY) ANNOUNCED TWO CHANGES TO THE CONDITION FOR TENDER FOR CABLE TELEVISION. THE TENDER WILL BE CALLED ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1988. THE CHANGES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

FOREIGN OWNERSHIP

THE GOVERNMENT HAS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED THAT IT WOULD APPROACH FOREIGN OWNERSHIP RESTRICTIONS ON CABLE TELEVISION (I.E. ON THE BROADCASTER) IN THE SAME WAY AS THE WIRELESS TELEVISION BROADCASTERS.

"WE HAVE SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED A LIMITATION AT 49 PER CENT ON AGGREGATE OWNERSHIP BY INDIVIDUALS OR COMPANIES NOT ORDINARILY RESIDENT IN HONG KONG OF THE CABLE TELEVISION BROADCASTER," MR TSAO SAID.

"TO APPLY THE TELEVISION ORDINANCE UNMODIFIED TO CABLE TELEVISION BROADCASTING WOULD HAVE THE EFFECT THAT NO INDIVIDUAL COMPANY COULD TAKE MORE THAN A 10 PER CENT EQUITY HOLDING IN THE CABLE TELEVISION BROADCASTER.

"CLEARLY, SUCH A RESTRICTION WILL BE A DISINCENTIVE TO FUTURE NETWORK OPERATORS BECAUSE SO MUCH OF THEIR PROFITS WOULD DEPEND ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CABLE TELEVISION BROADCASTER.

"GIVEN THAT WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE THAT CABLE TELEVISION’S MARKET PENETRATION WILL REACH THE EXTREMELY HIGH LEVEL OF WIRELESS TELEVISION, AND THAT FURTHERMORE, THE AUDIENCE WILL BE FRAGMENTED OVER A NUMBER OF CHANNELS, WE HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THE VERY SEVERE RESTRICTION OF 10 PER CENT WILL DETER PARTICIPATION BY FOREIGN BIDDERS AND IS NOT APPROPRIATE," HE EXPLAINED.

HOWEVER, WE STILL HOLD A VIEW THAT IT IS APPROPRIATE TO ENSURE THAT NO LESS THAN 51 PER CENT OF EQUITY IS HELD BY LOCAL INTERESTS, SO THAT THE RULES ON CABLE TELEVISION REMAINS BROADLY IN LINE WITH THOSE APPLICABLE TO WIRELESS TELEVISION, HE SAID.

"WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THIS RESTRICTION WILL NOT DETER SERIOUS BIDDERS FOR THE CABLE TELEVISION LICENCES, WHILE REMAINING CONSISTENT WITH OUR GENERAL POLICY THAT LOCAL TELEVISION BROADCASTING SHOULD BE FIRMLY ROOTED IN HONG KONG," HE ADDED.

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ROYALTY

"WE HAD PREVIOUSLY INDICATED THAT WE WOULD FIX A SCALE OF ROYALTY IN ADVANCE OF CALLING FOR INTERNATIONAL BIDS.

"ON FURTHER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION, HOWEVER, THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL HAS DECIDED THAT AN INFLEXIBLE STAND ON ROYALTY PAYMENTS WOULD PREJUDICE THE TYPE OF OPERATION THAT RESPECTIVE BIDDERS COULD OFFER, AND THUS CONSTRAIN THE VARIETY AND INNOVATIVENESS OF THE SERVICES THEY OFFER," MR TSAO POINTED OUT.

IT HAS THEREFORE BEEN DECIDED TO LEAVE THE PERCENTAGE RATE OF ROYALTY TO BE PROPOSED BY THE BIDDERS.

HOWEVER, WE SHALL EXPECT PROPOSALS ON ROYALTY TO BE EXPRESSED AS PERCENTAGES OF GROSS RECEIPTS FROM CABLE TELEVISION SUBSCRIPTIONS AND ADVERTISING OVER THE 15-YEAR PERIOD OF THE LICENCE," HE SAID.

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MERCHANDISE TRADE BY AIR IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988

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TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE BY AIR IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988 WAS VALUED AT *92,580 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT ABOVE THAT IN THE SAME PERIOD OF 1987, AS INDICATED BY THE SUMMARY STATISTICS ON AIRBORNE MERCHANDISE TRADE RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988, AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS INCREASED IN VALUE TERMS BY 14 PER CENT, 32 PER CENT AND 35 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987.

THEIR SHARES IN TOTAL DOMESTIC EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS WERE 27 PER CENT, 21 PER CENT AND 17 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, AS COMPARED TO THE CORRESPONDING SHARES OF 27 PER CENT, 20 PER CENT AND 19 PER CENT IN THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987.

IN TERMS OF WEIGHT, AIRBORNE IMPORTS AMOUNTED TO 139,424 TONNES OR 0.5 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL IMPORT TONNAGE, WHILE TOTAL AIRBORNE EXPORTS (INCLUDING DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS) AMOUNTED TO 178,019 TONNES OR 1.2 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL EXPORT TONNAGE.

AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE MAJOR MARKETS ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 1.

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INCREASES IN VALUE TERMS WERE RECORDED IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO MOST MAJOR MARKETS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988 OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987, PARTICULARLY IN MARKETS SUCH AS SINGAPORE (+91 PER CENT), TAIWAN (+81 PER CENT), THE UNITED KINGDOM (+41 PER CENT), SWITZERLAND (+20 PER CENT) AND CANADA (+17 PER CENT).

AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S.A. INCREASED BY 6 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS, WHILE A DECLINE OF 2 PER CENT WAS RECORDED FOR AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN.

ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, INCREASES IN THE VALUE OF AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE RECORDED MAINLY IN PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $1,558 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT); OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $963 MILLION OR 40 PER CENT); ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $591 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT); AND MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES, AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS (BY $518 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT).

DECREASE WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $849 MILLION OR 9 PER CENT); METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $124 MILLION OR 68 PER CENT); AND ESSENTIAL OILS AND PERFUME MATERIALS, TOILET, POLISHING AND CLEANSING PREPARATIONS (BY $8 MILLION OR 40 PER CENT).

FURTHER ANALYSIS BY COUNTRY WITHIN COMMODITY REVEALED INCREASES TN THE VALUE OF AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS TO THE U.S.A. (BY $602 MILLION OR 40 PER CENT) AND TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $141 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT); OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT TO THE U.S.A. (BY $357 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT) AND TO SINGAPORE (BY $342 MILLION OR 154 PER CENT); ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF TO THE U.S.A. (BY $173 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT); AND MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS* AND SILVERSMITHS* WARES, AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS TO JAPAN (BY $255 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING TO THE U.S.A. (BY $624 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT) AND TO JAPAN (BY $543 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT); METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP TO FRANCE (BY $51 MILLION OR 100 PER CENT) AND ESSENTIAL OILS AND PERFUME MATERIALS, TOILET, POLISHING AND CLEANSING PREPARATIONS TO THE PHILIPPINES (BY $7 MILLION OR 97 PER CENT).

AIRBORNE IMPORTS FROM THE MAJOR SUPPLIERS ARE PRESENTED IN TABLE 2.

IMPORTS CARRIED BY AIR FROM ALL MAJOR SUPPLIERS INCREASED IN VALUE TERMS IN THE FIRST HALF ON 1988 OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987. SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS FROM WEST MALAYSIA (+82 PER CENT), SWITZERLAND (+44 PER CENT), JAPAN (+43 PER CENT), ISRAEL (+40 PER CENT) AND TAIWAN (+35 PER CENT).

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ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, MORE NOTABLE INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $3,747 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT); PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $2,512 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT); NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $1,260 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT); AND OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $1,132 MILLION OR 47 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT OTHER THAN ROAD VEHICLES (BY $495 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT); RAW HIDES, SKINS AND FURSKINS (BY $341 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT); AND LEATHER, LEATHER MANUFACTURES AND DRESSED FURSKINS (BY $158 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT).

ANALYSED BY COUNTRY WITHIN COMMODITY, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF FROM JAPAN (BY $1,092 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT) AND FROM THE U.S.A. (BY $902 MILLION OR 57 PER CENT); PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS FROM JAPAN (BY $1,110 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT) AND FROM SWITZERLAND (BY $843 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT); NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES FROM ISRAEL (BY $455 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT); AND OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT FROM THE U.S.A. (BY $499 MILLION OR 40 PER CENT). %

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT OTHER THAN ROAD VEHICLES FROM THE U.S.A. (BY $635 MILLION OR 78 PER CENT) AND FROM BAHRAIN (BY $10 MILLION OR 83 PER CENT); RAW HIDES, SKINS AND FURSKINS FROM DENMARK (BY $132 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT); AND LEATHER, LEATHER MANUFACTURES AND DRESSED FURSKINS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM (BY $191 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT).

AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO THE MAJOR MARKETS ARE DEPICTED IN TABLE 3.

HONG KONG’S AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO MOST MAJOR MARKETS INCREASED IN VALUE TERMS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988 OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987.

THE GROWTH WAS PARTICULARLY STRONG FOR THE NETHERLANDS (+390 PER CENT), BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG (+105 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (+57 PER CENT), THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (+54 PER CENT) AND JAPAN (+52 PER CENT). AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S.A. INCREASED BY 13 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS, WHILE A DECLINE OF 3 PER CENT WAS RECORDED FOR, AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA.

ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, MORE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES.IN THE VALUE OF AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS WERE REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $2,546 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT); NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $954 MILLION OR 78 PER CENT); PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $391 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT); AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $347 MILLION OR 62 PER CENT).

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HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR CLOTHING (BY $383 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT); NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $26 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT); AND ORGANIC CHEMICALS (BY $14 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT).

ANALYSED BY COUNTRY WITHIN COMMODITY, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF TO TAIWAN (BY $667 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT) AND TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (BY $429 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT); NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES TO THE U.S. A. (BY $264 MILLION OR 87 PER CENT) AND TO BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG (BY $244 MILLION OR 116 PER CENT); PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS TO JAPAN (BY $128 MILLION OR 56 PER CENT); AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT TO TAIWAN (BY $111 MILLION OR 394 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING TO THE U.S.A. (BY $642 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT) AND TO LIBYA (BY $17 MILLION OR 91 PER CENT); NON-FERROUS METALS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM (BY $9 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT); AND ORGANIC CHEMICALS TO JAPAN (BY $6 MILLION OR 55 PER CENT).

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT "HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE, JUNE 1988" WHICH WILL BE ON SALE IN EARLY SEPTEMBER AT GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $17.50 PER COPY. ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT TEL. NO. : 5-8234915.

TABLE 1: AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO TEN MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR MARKET

JAN-JUN JAN-JUN INCREASE PRECENTAGE

1988 1987 INCREASE

(HKD MN.) (HKD MN.) (HKD MN.) (%)

U.S.A. 11,019 10,394 4 625 4 6

JAPAN 2,509 2,558 - 49 - 2

F.R. OF GERMANY 2,396 2,166 4 230 4 11

U.K. 1,595 1,134 4 461 4 41

SINGAPORE 1,086 569 4 517 4 91

SWITZERLAND 729 608 4 122 4 20

CANADA 714 610 4 105 4 17

NETHERLANDS 639 588 4 51 4 9

FRANCE 629 546 4 83 4 15

TAIWAN 602 333 4 269 4 81

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TABLE 2: MAJOR SUPPLIER AIRBORNE IMPORTS FROM TEN MAJOR SUPPLIERS PERCENTAGE INCREASE (%)

JAN-JUN 1988 (HKD MN.) JAN-JUN 1987 (HKD MN.) INCREASE (HKD MN.)

JAPAN 10,543 7,356 +3,187 + 43

U.S.A 7,953 6,393 +1,560 + 24

SWITZERLAND 3,294 2,280 +1,014 + 44

U.K 2,112 1,955 + 157 + 8

TAIWAN 2,021 1,503 + 519 + 35

SINGAPORE 1,966 1,539 + 426 + 28

ISRAEL 1,735 1,239 + 496 + 40

ITALY 1,675 1,279 + 396 + 31

F.R. OF GERMANY 1,665 1,384 + 281 + 20

MALAYSIA, WEST TABLE 3: 1,652 AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS 910 TO TEN MAJOR + 742 MARKETS + 82

MAJOR MARKET JAN-JUN 1988 (HKD MN.) JAN-JUN 1987 (HKD MN.) INCREASE (HKD MN.) PERCENTAGE INCREASE . (X)

U.S.A. 3,961 3,521 + 440 + 13

TAIWAN 3,338 2,319 +1,019 + 44

JAPAN 1,962 1,287 + 675 + 52

SINGAPORE 1,702 1,082 + 620 + 57

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 1,622 1,050 + 572 + 54

CHINA 1,316 1,357 41 . 3

F.R. OF GERMANY 704 524 + 180 + ' 34

U.K. 575 421 + 154 + 37

BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG 539 263 + 276 + 105

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SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO UK AFFECTED ♦ * * ♦

THE POST OFFICE ADVISED THE PUBLIC TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT OWING TO INDUSTRIAL ACTION BEING TAKEN BY POSTAL STAFF IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, SPEEDPOST SERVICE FOR SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE TO THE UK HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

SPEEDPOST SERVICE FOR DOCUMENTS AND BUSINESS PAPERS TO MAJOR CITIES IN THE UK ARE STILL ACCEPTED, AND THE HONG KONG POST OFFICE IS USING ALTERNATIVE MEANS TO DELIVER SUCH ITEMS IN THE UK, THOUGH THERE MAY BE SOME DELAY IN DELIVERY.

THE MAJOR CITIES ARE:

BIRMINGHAM LONDON

BRISTOL MANCHESTER

EDINBURGH NEWCASTLE

GLASGOW NOTTINGHAM

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LIVERPOOL

SPEEDPOST ITEMS TO JERSEY ARE NOT AFFECTED AND ALL ITEMS, DOCUMENTS, BUSINESS PAPERS, SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE CAN BE ACCEPTED.

NORMAL LETTERS AND PARCELS ADDRESSED TO THE UK WILL BE SUBJECT TO SOME DELAY IN DELIVERY.

THE POST OFFICE WILL ADVISE THE PUBLIC OF ANY FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS.

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WAYS TO EASE NON-TUNNEL TRAFFIC IN WAN CHAI ♦ * t t ♦

A TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME AIMED AT EASING ’’NON-CROSS-HARBOUR-TUNNEL” TRAFFIC ON GLOUCESTER ROAD EASTBOUND AND ENHANCING THE OPERATION OF CROSS-HARBOUR BUSES IN WAN CHAI NORTH WILL BE IMPLEMENTED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, THE ACTING SENIOR ENGINEER OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, MR TSANG KING-MAN, SAID IN A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (TUESDAY).

MR TSANG SAID THAT THE SCHEME INVOLVES THE DESIGNATION OF THREE SOLID-CUM-BROKEN WHITE LINES ON GLOUCESTER ROAD EASTBOUND.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1988

THE SOLID-CUM-BROKEN WHITE LINE IN THE CENTRE OF GLOUCESTER ROAD EASTBOUND WILL BE EXTENDED FROM MARSH ROAD TO O’BRIEN ROAD TO SEPARATE THE KOWLOON-BOUND TRAFFIC FROM THE TRAFFIC HEADING FOR NOR+H POINT AND HAPPY VALLEY.

THIS WAY. THE KOWLOON-BOUND VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE USE OF THE NORTH POINT AND HAPPY VALLEY LANES TO JUMP THE TUNNEL QUEUE AND BLOCK THE NON-TUNNEL TRAFFIC.

A SECOND SOLID-CUM-BROKEN WHITE LINE WILL BE PLACED BETWEEN ARSENAL STREET FLYOVER AND O’BRIEN ROAD. VEHICLES COMING DOWN FROM THE FLYOVER WILL HAVE TO SELECT THE TUNNEL OR NON-TUNNEL LANE ON THE FLYOVER.

’’THIS WILL EFFECTIVELY REDUCE SOME UNNECESSARY WEAVING MOVEMENTS ON GLOUCESTER ROAD EASTBOUND," MR TSANG SAID.

HE ADDED THAT EASTBOUND TRAFFIC HEADING FOR FLEMING ROAD WOULD ALSO BENEFIT FROM THE SCHEME BECAUSE A SHORT SOLID-CUM-BROKEN WHITE LINE WOULD BE MARKED BETWEEN FLEMING ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 100 METRES WEST OF FLEMING ROAD SO THAT THESE VEHICLES WOULD NOT BE BLOCKED BY THE TUNNEL QUEUE.

THE ROAD MARKINGS WILL BE IN PLACE FROM SEPTEMBER 9 TO 11.

AS PART OF THE MEASURES TO IMPROVE BUS OPERATIONS, A BUS GATE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR CROSS-HARBOUR BUSES TO ENTER THE TUNNEL PORTAL DIRECTLY FROM HUNG HING ROAD.

"THIS BUS GATE, TOGETHER WITH ROUTE DIVERSION, WILL ALLOW ALL TUNNEL BUSES FROM GLOUCESTER ROAD EASTBOUND TO BYPASS THE TUNNEL QUEUE AND MERGE INTO THE INNER TUNNEL LANE.

"ALL CROSS-HARBOUR BUSES, NAMELY ROUTES 104, 105 AND A2, WILL BE DIVERTED VIA FLEMING ROAD, CONVENTION AVENUE, HUNG HING ROAD AND THE BUS GATE. THE EXISTING BUS STOP NEAR TONNOCHY ROAb WILL BE RELOCATED TO HARBOUR ROAD OUTSIDE HARBOUR CENTRE.

"IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE BUS JOURNEY TIME BETWEEN THE BUS STOP NEAR THE O’BRIEN ROAD FOOTBRIDGE AND THE TUNNEL PORTAL CAN BE REDUCED BY FIVE TO 10 MINUTES," MR TSANG SAID. .

NON-TUNNEL BUS ROUTES 10A, 20, 21, 22, 80, 81M, 720, 721, 722, 780 AND 781 HEADING FOR NORTH POINT WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CONVENTION AVENUE AND HUNG HING ROAD FLYOVER AND A NEW BUS STOP WILL BE DESIGNATED AT CONVENTION AVENUE OUTSIDE WAN CHAI FERRY PIER.

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DIVERSION OF THESE BUS ROUTES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED DURING PEAK HOURS (7 - 10 AM AND 4 - 7 PM) SO THAT THESE BUSES CAN BYPASS THE VEHICLE QUEUES ON EASTBOUND GLOUCESTER ROAD.

MR TSANG NOTED THAT THIS MEASURE WOULD ALSO IMPROVE THE ACCESSIBILITY OF BUS PASSENGERS IN WAN CHAI NORTH AND ENHANCE THE INTERCHANGE ACTIVITIES BETWEEN FERRIES AND BUSES.

THE BUS DIVERSION SCHEME IS SCHEDULED TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN LATE SEPTEMBER.

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THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING AND SERVICES COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) TO DISCUSS A CONSULTANCY REPORT ON SPORT IN HONG KONG.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY (RECREATION AND SPORTS) OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, MR NICHOLAS FRY, WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE REPORT AT THE MEEING.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS WHETHER THE COMMITTEE SHOULD ORGANISE ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT OF THE FESTIVAL FOR THE ELDERLY INITIATED BY THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING AND SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM, 14/F, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL. .

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EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD TO ♦ *

DISCUSS LOITERING OFFENCES t * t

MEMBERS OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE PROVISIONS ON LOITERING OFFENCES CONTAINED IN THE CRIME ORDINANCE AT THEIR MEETING ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) AFTERNOON.

A SUB-COMMITTEE HAS BEEN FORMED UNDER THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE LAW ON LOITERING SHOULD BE AMENDED.

A CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON THE PROPOSED SYSTEM OF PRUDENTIAL REGULATION OF RETIREMENT SCHEME WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING.

TWO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL RAISE QUESTIONS ON GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE TO THE FISHING COMMUNITY AND RENTAL INCREASES FOR SHOPS AT HING WAH ESTATE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 2.30 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, 1ST FLOOR, 880-886 KING’S ROAD.

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DB COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS * * » t *

THE CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO CONSIDER 35 APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS FOR ORGANISING CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS PROJECTS.

IN ADDITION, THE VETTING REPORT BY THE SECRETARY OF THE DISTRICT BOARD WILL ALSO BE TABLED FOR MEMBERS’ INFORMATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM IN THE DISTRICT BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR, GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, NO. 1, TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN. YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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NEW HOMES FOR ENDANGERED ANIMALS * t » « *

A TOTAL OF 30 ENDANGERED SPECIES BEING KEPT IN THE CUSTODY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT WILL BE FLOWN TO THEIR NEW HOMES IN CHINA ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8).

THEY INCLUDE TWO TIGER CUBS, TWO BEAR CURS, SEVEN MONKEYS, ONE SLOW LORIS AND 18 PYTHONS.

THE TIGER AND BEAR CUBS WERE CONFISCATED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN JULY THIS YEAR AS A RESULT OF A COURT CASE IN WHICH A TAIWANESE SEAMAN WAS CHARGED WITH CRUELTY TO THESE HIGHLY ENDANGERED ANIMALS ON BOARD A FREIGHTER STOPPING IN HONG KONG ENROUTE FROM THAILAND TO TAIWAN.

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE PYTHONS WHICH ARE DESTINED TO THE HUA NAN ENDANGERED SPECIES RESEARCH CENTRE IN GUANGZHOU, THE ENDANGERED ANIMALS WILL JOIN THE BREEDING COLONIES IN THE BEIJING ENDANGERED ANIMALS BREEDING CENTRE.

THE DEPARTMENT'S ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (CONSERVATION AND COUNTRY PARKS), MR K.C. IU, WILL HAND OVER THE PROTECTED ANIMALS TO HONG KONG REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA IMPORT AND EXPORT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, DR EDGAR LIONG, AT A CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT THE AFD AIRPORT ANIMAL HOSTEL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE HANDING OVER CEREMONY WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE AFD AIRPORT ANIMAL HOSTEL AT 61, CONCORD ROAD, KOWLOON (OPPOSITE HEACO BUILDING) AT 9.30 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8).

AFD INFORMATION STAFF WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES.

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1988

UPGRADING COURSE FOR TOURISM EXECUTIVES t « * *

THE HOTEL, CATERING AND TOURISM TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WILL ORGANISE A COURSE ON "EFFECTIVE SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR TRAVEL AGENCY EXECUTIVES" IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY COUNCIL OF HONG KONG.

THE SIX-EVENING AND TWO-DAY COURSE IS TAILOR-MADE FOR EXECUTIVES AND MANAGERS RESPONSIBLE FOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN TRAVEL AGENCIES.

IT WILL EXAMINE TOPICS ON THE CHANGING ROLE OF AN EXECUTIVE, STAFF RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING, SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS, EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR MANAGERS, CREATIVE AND ANALYTICAL THINKING, PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS AS WELL AS AN EFFECTIVE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS.

THE COURSE WILL BE CONDUCTED FROM SEPTEMBER 20 TO OCTOBER 6 AT THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY COUNCIL TRAINING CENTRE, SIXTH FLOOR, CENTURY SQUARE, 1-3 D’AGUILAR STREET, CENTRAL.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE AWARDED AN ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE BY VTC UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENROLMENT IS SEPTEMBER 13. FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE DIRECTED TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TRAINING BOARD ON 5-8932341,' EXT. 282.

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ENTRIES INVITED FOR 21ST TOLO HARBOUR SWIM * * ♦ » »

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE 21ST CROSS TOLO . HARBOUR RACE TO BE HELD IN TAI PO ON OCTOBER 16 (SUNDAY).

THE ANNUAL EVENT IS ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND SPONSORED BY THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD AND A BREWERY.

THE RACE, OPEN TO SWIMMERS AGED 12 OR ABOVE, WILL BE FROM SHUEN WAN TO TAI MEI TUK, A DISTANCE OF 2,400 METRES. IT WILL START AT 10 AM.

TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST 10 WINNERS IN THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GROUPS, WHILE THOSE WHO COMPLETE THE FULL COURSE WITHIN 90 MINUTES WILL RECEIVE COMMEMORATIVE CERTIFICATES.

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APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES, OFFICES OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH (RUTTONJEE HOUSE, 14TH FLOOR, 11 DUDDELL STREET, CENTRAL), THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE AND THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION (LI FOOK LAM INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE, ON CHEUNG ROAD, TAI PO AND TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB SWIMMING POOL, ON PONG ROAD, TAI PO).

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS SEPTEMBER 27 (TUESDAY).

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 0-6568661, 0-6587217 OR 0-6549141.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH POINT * » * » t

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT VEHICLES ON TIN CHIU STREET IN" NORTH POINT AT ITS JUNCTION WITH JAVA ROAD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE THEIR JOURNEYS AHEAD ON TIN CHIU STREET FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

THIS MEASURE WILL BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS TO FACILITATE ROADWORKS AT THIS ROAD JUNCTION.

VEHICLES ON TIN CHIU STREET SOUTHBOUND HEADING FOR KING’S ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED VIA JAVA ROAD AND MAN HONG STREET WHILE THOSE ON TIN CHIU STREET NORTHBOUND HEADING FOR NORTH POINT ESTATE WILL BE DIVERTED VIA MARBLE ROAD, SHU KUK STREET, JAVA ROAD BEFORE REJOINING TIN CHIU STREET.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WONG TAI SIN ♦ * * t »

TO FACILITATE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD IN WONG TAI SIN, SECTIONS OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8).

THE CLOSURE WILL BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS.

AFFECTED ROAD SECTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

* THE OFF-SIDE LANE OF EASTBOUND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD BETWEEN PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND LUEN YEE ROAD.

♦ THE KERBSIDE LANE OF EASTBOUND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD BETWEEN PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD.

» THE OFF-SIDE LANE OF WESTBOUND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD BETWEEN LUEN YEE ROAD AND SHATIN PASS ROAD.

DURING THE CLOSURE, A MINIMUM WIDTH OF- 6.5 METRES WILL BE MAINTAINED'ON BOTH WESTBOUND AND EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD BETWEEN SHATIN PASS ROAD AND LUEN YEE ROAD.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH OUT FOR TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNS AND DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE AND PATIENCE.

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1 k TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE AT SHAM TSENG * » » »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE SLIP ROAD LINKING SHAM TSENG AND THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TUEN • MUN ROAD AT SHAM TSENG INTERCHANGE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DAILY BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY ON SEPTEMBER 7 (WEDNESDAY), 8, 12 AND 13.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS FROM SHAM TSENG HEADING FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

THE MEASURE IS TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORK.,

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ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SPEEDIER RELAXATION OF CONDITIONS IN CLOSED CENTRES ............ 1

OPPORTUNITIES FOR FABRIC, YARN MANUFACTURERS ................... 2

PRICE, VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE IN JUNE............... 4

UK POSTAL DISPUTE AFFECTS MAIL FROM HK ......................... 9

HK ISLAND (EAST) CONSTITUENCY PRE-ELECTION GATHERING ........... 9

EXHIBITION IN TAI PO ON LEGCO ELECTIONS ....................... 10

NORTH DISTRICT FORUM FOR LEGCO CANDIDATES ..................... 11

DB HOUSING COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS ASBESTOS ISSUE ................ 12

KWAI TSING DB TO MEET TOMORROW ................................ 12

DB COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS................ 1J

SOUTHERN DB TO DISCUSS IMPORTANT ISSUES ....................... 14

DTC REGISTRATION REVOKED ...................................... 14

BACK LANE CLEARANCE BEGINS IN YAU TSIM ........................ 15

ENTRIES INVITED FOR CHILDREN'S SINGING CONTEST ................ 15

FARE INCREASE ON ABERDEEN-SOK KWU WAN SERVICE.................. 16

CONTAINER PORT ROAD CLOSED UNTIL SATURDAY EVENING ............. 16

PARTIAL CLOSURE OF LUNG CHEUNG ROaD............................ 17

INTERRUPTIONS TO FRESH WaTER SUPPLY ........................... 17

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1988

1 SPEEDIER RELAXATION OF CONDITIONS IN CLOSED CENTRES » » » » «

THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO BRING FORWARD ITS PLANS FOR THE PROGRESSIVE RELAXATION OF THE CONDITIONS IN THE CLOSED CENTRES HOUSING REFUGEES WHO ARRIVED IN HONG KONG BEFORE JUNE 16.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY), A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT AS PART OF THE PACKAGE OF MEASURES ASSOCIATED WITH THE NEW SCREENING POLICY, THE GOVERNMENT HAD AGREED IN JUNE THAT IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO EMBARK ON A SCHEME OF RELAXATION AT THE PRESENT CLOSED CENTRES.

"IT HAS BECOME APPARENT THAT AN EARLIER START ON RELAXING THE CLOSED CAMP CONDITIONS IS NOW BOTH POSSIBLE AND DESIRABLE," HE SAID.

"EARLY RELAXATION WILL ENABLE THE UNHCR TO ASSUME OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND MEET ALL OF THE OPERATIONAL COSTS FOR THE CAMPS AT AN EARLIER DATE.

"IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE SAVINGS TO GOVERNMENT WILL BE ABOUT $150 MILLION A YEAR."

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT RELAXATION WOULD ONLY APPLY TO VIETNAMESE REFUGEES WHO HAD ARRIVED BEFORE THE CHANGE IN POLICY ON JUNE 16.

"VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE ARRIVED ON OR AFTER JUNE 16 WILL CONTINUE TO BE DETAINED PENDING SCREENING AND THE DETERMINATION OF THEIR STATUS.

"THOSE WHO ARE SCREENED OUT WILL BE HELD IN DETENTION CENTRES PENDING REPATRIATION TO VIETNAM," HE STRESSED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE PROGRAMME FOR RELAXATION WOULD START WITH SCHOOLING, RECREATION AND WORK.

HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAD ALREADY DECIDED TO ALLOW VIETNAMESE CHILDREN FROM SAN YICK AND SHAM SHUI PO TO LEAVE THEIR CAMPS EACH DAY TO ATTEND SCHOOLS FOR REFUGEES RUN BY THE UNHCR.

"THE PROGRAMME WILL START VERY SOON AND WILL USE THE NEW HORIZON SCHOOL AT THE KAI TAK OPEN CAMP, AND A SECOND SCHOOL YET TO BE ESTABLISHED.

"BOTH SCHOOLS WILL BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR REFUGEES CHILDREN AND THERE WILL BE NO MIXING OF REFUGEE AND LOCAL CHILDREN.

"ONCE SUFFICIENT SCHOOL ACCOMMODATION BECOMES AVAILABLE, THE SCHOOLING PROGRAMME CAN BE EXTENDED TO ALL CHILDREN IN CLOSED CAMPS," HE SAID.

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TURNING TO RECREATION, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT BECAUSE OF INSUFFICIENT SPACE IN THE CLOSED CAMPS REFUGEES WOULD BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE (’AMPS FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES.

"THIS WILL BE DONE IN ORGANISED GROUPS IN THE EARLY STAGES," HE SAID.

AS FOR WORK, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE UNHCR HAD AGREED I’O ASK A VOLUNTARY AGENCY TO START AN EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT SERVICE IN THE CLOSED CENTRES.

"THE PROGRAMME WILL START GRADUALLY BY PLACING REFUGEES WITH SKILLS IN EMPLOYMENT, AND BY IDENTIFYING THE TRAINING NEEDS FOR OTHERS.

"THERE WILL BE NO SUDDEN DUMPING OF UNSKILLED WORKERS ON THE LABOUR MARKET," HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS STAGE TO ESTABLISH A UNIFORM PROGRAMME FOR ALL THE CLOSED CAMPS.

"WE INTEND TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS OF RELAXATION AT THE TUEN MUN AND SHAM SHUI PO CLOSED CENTRES DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 1989 AND THEN TO HAND OVER FULL OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO THE UNHCR.

"IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE FULL OPEN CENTRE STATUS AT SAN YICK .ALTHOUGH PROGRAMMES FOR SCHOOLING, RECREATION AND EMPLOYMENT WILL START IMMEDIATELY.

"FULL OPEN CENTRE STATUS FOR THE CAMP WILL HAVE TO AWAIT A MOVE TO MORE SUITABLE ACCOMMODATION."

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THE LONG TERM PLAN WAS TO MOVE THE REFUGEES BEING HOUSED AT BOTH SAN YICK AND SHAM SHUI PO TO THE NEW OPEN CENTRE AT AREA 46A IN TUEN MUN WHICH WOULD BE RUN BY THE UNHCR.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR FABRIC, YARN MANUFACTURERS ♦ ♦ ♦ » ♦

THE U.S.-CANADA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT ( FTA) DOES NOT APPEAR DIRECTLY TO THREATEN HONG KONG'S TRADING INTERESTS IN THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET AND, IN SO FAR AS IT MAY STIMULATE THE CANADIAN ECONOMY, IT COULD PRESENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR HONG KONG’S FABRIC AND YARN MANUFACTURERS.

HONG KONG’S MINISTER IN WASHINGTON FOR HONG KONG ECONOMIC AND TRADE AFFAIRS, MR PETER LO, SAID THIS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN THE CANADIAN CITY OF TORONTO.

/ADDRESSING THE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER ?, 1988

ADDRESSING THE HONG KONG/CANADA BUSINESS QUOTED THE EXAMPLE OF PROVISIONS UNDER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DUTY-FREE QUOTAS FOR APPAREL FABRICS AND FOR FABRICS AND MADE-UP ARTICLES MADE

ASSOCIATION, MR LO FTA CONCERNING THE MADE FROM IMPORTED FROM IMPORTED YARN.

UNDER THESE PROVISIONS, CANADIAN NON-WOOLLEN API \REL MADE FROM IMPORTED FABRICS WILL QUALIFY FOR FTA TREATMENT WHEN -OLD TO THE U.S. UP TO AN ANNUAL LEVEL OF 50 MILLION SQUARE YARDS, WHFREAS WOOLLEN APPAREL MADE IN THE SAME MANNER WILL BE SUBJECT TO A QUOTA SIX MILLION SQUARE YARDS.

OF

SEPARATELY, NON-WOOLLEN FABRICS AND MADE-UP ARTICLES MADE IN GARA?A FR0M IMPORTED YARN WILL QUALIFY FOR FTA TREATMENT FOR THREE YEARS UP TO AN ANNUAL LEVEL OF 30 MILLION SQUARE YARDS," MR LO SAID.

„ H0NG KONG'S EXPORTS OF TEXTILES, INCLUDING FABRICS AND YARNS, TO CANADA AMOUNTED TO CAN$72 MILLION (ABOUT HKS453 MILLION) TN 1987.

MR LO AtS0 SAID that THE U.S.-CANADA FTA DID HAVE FEATURES WHICH MIGHT PROVE HELPFUL TO THE PROCESS OF TRADE LIBERALISATION IN THE CURRENT URUGUAY ROUND OF MULTILATERAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS.

"ITS DISPUTE SETTLEMENT PROVISIONS PROVIDE FOR BINDING ARBITRATION OF TRADE DISPUTES, A FEATURE AT PRESENT NOT AVAILABLE IN THE GATT. THE FTA’S FRAMEWORK OF GENERALLY APPLICABLE RULES IN THE SERVICES AREA COULD ALSO FORM A USEFUL MODEL FOR A MULTILATERAL AGREEMENT," HE SAID.

MR LO SAID THERE WAS UNLIKELY TO BE KEEN COMPETITION BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CANADIAN PRODUCTS IN THE U.S. MARKET AND THE FTA SHOULD HAVE LITTLE OR NO ADVERSE IMPACT, OVERALL, ON HONG KONG’S COMPETITIVENESS IN THE U.S.

HOWEVER, HE ADDED THAT ABOUT 85 PER CENT OF CANADIAN IMPORTS FROM HONG KONG MIGHT, TO A SMALL DEGREE, EXPERIENCE A CHANGING COMPETITIVE POSITION AS THE CANADIAN DUTY ON U.S. PRODUCTS WAS REMOVED GRADUALLY OVER A 10-YEAR PERIOD.

"GIVEN THE RELATIVELY LONG PERIOD AND THE PRICE DIFFERENTIALS, EXPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS IN HONG KONG SHOULD HAVE LITTLE DIFFICULTY IN ADJUSTING TO THE SLIGHTLY MORE COMPETITIVE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENT," HE SAID.

MR LO ALSO SAID THAT BUSINESSMEN WERE INCREASINGLY RECOGNISING THE IMPORTANCE OF HONG KONG BOTH AS A MARKET IN ITS OWN RIGHT AND AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR ENTRY INTO CHINA AND THE REST OF SOUTHEAST ASIA.

IN 1987, CANADA-HONG KONG TRADE EXCEEDED CANJ1.6 BILLION (OR HKJ10.141 BILLION), UP 27 PER CENT FROM 1986.

MR LO NOTED THAT HONG KONG EXPORTS TO CANADA INCLUDED TEXTILES AND APPAREL, TOYS, SPORTS EQUIPMENT AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES.

FOR ITS PART, CANADA WAS A MAJOR SUPPLIER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT TO HONG KONG AND SALES OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE WERE ESTIMATED TO HAVE RISEN MORE THAN 1,000 PER CENT IN THE LAST THREE YEARS.

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PRICE, VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE IN JUNE » * * » *

THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS GREW BY 8 PFR V PER CENT ^PECTIVELY IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 1988 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

TAKING THEM TOGETHER, THERE WAS AN OVERALL INCREASE OF 24 PFR js1™ of total bxpo,,ts- ,worts ™ IN V KJ J_»U if, 1 JCiKMo •

THE GROWTH IN THE VOLUME OF TRADE IS DERIVED FROM THE IN TRADE VALUES, HAVING DISCOUNTED THE EFFECT OF PRICE CHANGES.

GROWTH

AS REGARDS PRICE CHANGES OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS BOTH ROSE BY WHILE THOSE OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 4 PER CENT.

COMPARISON, 3 PER CENT,

AS A RESULT, THE TERMS OF TRADE INDEX (EXPRESSED TOTAL EXPORT PRICE INDEX TO IMPORT PRICE INDEX) DROPPED

AS BY

A RATIO OF 1 PER CENT.

PRICES ARE BASED ON UNIT VALUES WHICH DO ACCOUNT CHANGES IN THE COMPOSITION OR QUALITY OF GOODS FOR SOME SELECTED COMMODITIES FOR WHICH SPECIFICATION ARE AVAILABLE.

NOT TAKE INTO

TRADED, EXCEPT

PRICE INDEXES

COMPARING THE MONTH OF JUNE 1988 WITH JUNE 1987

DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 9 PER CENT

CENT RESPECTIVELY. HENCE, TAKING DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-FXPORTS ™GE™E«’, T0TAL EXP0RTS GREW BY 27 PRR CENT ™ volume terms Eimport VOLUME INCREASED BY 29 PER CENT.

THE VOLUME -OF

AND 47 PER

DURING THE SAME PERIOD OF COMPARISON, THE PRICES EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 2 PER CENT AND RESPECTIVELY. PRICES OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 4 PER CENT.

OF DOMESTIC

PER CENT

______ rRE CRANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF. DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY COMMODITY GROUP FOR JUNE 1988 AS COMPARED WITH JUNE 1987 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

AS

NUMBER OF

CAN BE SEEN FROM COMMODITY GROUPS

1987, INCLUDING RADIOS

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (-17

TABLE 1, THE DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME DECREASED IN JUNE 1988 COMPARED WITH

OF ALL

PER i

SIMILAR ARTICLES (-14 PER CENT); FABRICS (-10 PER CENT); TEXTILE

. KINDS (-32 CENT); TRAVEL

OF A JUNE

FOOTWEAR MADE-UPS

PER CENT); AND CLOTHING (-3 PER CENT).

AND

PER CENT); DOMESTIC

GOODS, HANDBAGS AND

PER CENT); TEXTILE

RELATED ARTICLES (-4

/However, these

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HOWEVER, THESE DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME WERE MORE THAN OFFSET BY INCREASES RECORDED IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (+59 PER CENT); METAL ORES AND SCRAP (+36 PER CENT); WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+31 PER CENT); METAL MANUFACTURES (+25 PER CENT); AND TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (+7 PER CENT).

PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED IN JUNE 1988 COMPARED WITH JUNE 1987.

THESE INCLUDED TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (+5 PER CENT); METAL MANUFACTURES (+5 PER CENT); FOOTWEAR (+5 PER CENT); METAL ORES AND SCRAP (+3 PER CENT); DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (+3 PER CENT); CLOTHING (+2 PER CENT); TEXTILE FABRICS (+2 PER CENT); AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+1 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-1 PER CENT); AND TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (-1 PER CENT).

PRICES OF RADIOS OF ALL KINDS; AND TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES REMAINED UNCHANGED.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY FOR JUNE 1988 AS COMPARED WITH JUNE 1987 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 2.

AS PRESENTED IN TABLE 2, IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS INCREASED BY 23 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS IN JUNE 1988 COMPARED WITH JUNE 1987. SIGNIFICANT GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN SUGAR; WHEAT AND FLOUR; AND MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS.

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR LIVE POULTRY; AND CEREALS AND CEREAL PREPARATIONS OTHER THAN RICE, WHEAT AND FLOUR.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF CONSUMER GOODS INCREASED BY 35 PER CENT. THE COMMODITY ITEMS WltH MORE SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES INCLUDED TOBACCO MANUFACTURES; PASSENGER MOTOR CARS; WATCHES; AND FOOTWEAR.

A DECREASE IN IMPORT VOLUME WAS RECORDED IN MISCELLANEOUS MADE-UP ARTICLES OF TEXTILE MATERIALS.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES ROSE BY 27 PER CENT IN JUNE 1988 COMPARED WITH JUNE 1987.

/THE MAJOR .......

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THE MAJOR INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN PLASTIC MOULDING MATERIALS; WATCH AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS, CASES AND PARTS; SILK FABRICS; BASE METALS OTHER THAN IRON AND STEEL; AND THERMIONIC CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, DIODES, TRANSISTORS AND ELECTRICAL MICROCIRCUITS.

DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE NOTED FOR COTTON YARN AND THREAD; AND WOVEN COTTON FABRICS.

IMPORTS OF FUELS DECREASED BY 23 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS IN JUNE 1988 COMPARED WITH JUNE 1987.

IN THE CAPITAL GOODS CATEGORY, THE IMPORT VOLUME INCREASED BY 35 PER CENT IN JUNE 1988 OVER JUNE 1987.

THERE WERE SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES IN OFFICE MACHINES; CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY; AND SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL, . OPTICAL, MEASURING AND CONTROLLING INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS. A DECREASE IN IMPORT VOLUME WAS RECORDED IN TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT.

IMPORT PRICES OF MOST END-USE CATEGORIES ROSE IN JUNE 1988 AS COMPARED WITH JUNE 1987, RANGING FROM 3 PER CENT FOR CONSUMER GOODS TO 5 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS. PRICES OF IMPORTS OF FUELS DECREASED BY 1 PER CENT.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY FOR JUNE 1988 AS COMPARED WITH JUNE 1987 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 3.

AS DEPICTED IN TABLE 3, THE RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF ALL END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED IN JUNE 1988 WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1987, RANGING FROM 16 PER CENT FOR FUELS TO 51 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS.

PRICES OF RE-EXPORTS OF CAPITAL GOODS; AND RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES BOTH INCREASED BY 4 PER CENT IN JUNE 1988 WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1987.

RE-EXPORT PRICES OF CONSUMER GOODS INCREASED BY 3 PER CENT, WHILE THOSE OF FOODSTUFFS ROSE BY 1 PER CENT. ON THE OTHER HAND, PRICES OF RE-EXPORTS OF FUELS DROPPED BY 5 PER CENT.

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE JUNE 1988 ISSUE OF THE "HONG KONG TRADE INDEX NUMBERS" WHICH WILL BE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, AROUND SEPTEMBER 12 AT $2.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES REGARDING REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THIS REPORT MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT FRENCH MISSION BUILDING, HONG KONG (TEL. 5-8428802) AND ENQUIRIES ON TRADE INDEXES TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. 5-8234918).

AABLE 1:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1988

TABLE 1: INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY COMMODITY GROUP.

COMPARING JUNE 1988 COMPARING JAN-JUN 1988

WITH JUNE 1987 WITH JAN-JUN 1987

COMMODITY GROUP VALUE % UNIT VALUE % VOLUME % VALUE % UNIT VALUE % VOLUME %

CLOTHING -1 2 -3 1 4 -3

TEXTILE FABRICS -8 2 -10 t 4 -3

TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD 7 -1 7 -5 3 -8

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES 1 5 -4 -2 6 -7

RADIOS OF ALL KINDS -32 t -32 -27 3 -30

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS 57 -1 59 37 -1 39

FOOTWEAR -8 5 -11 4 4 -1

METAL MANUFACTURES 31 5 25 27 6 21

METAL ORES AND SCRAP 40 3 36 35 6 * 27

WATCHES AND CLOCKS 33 1 31 28 3 24

TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES -15 » -14 ‘ -6 2 -9

DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES -14 3 -17 6 1 5

ALL COMMODITIES 11 2 9 12 3 8

NOTES FOR TABLES 1 TO 3:

»

INSIGNIFICANT, I.E. LESS THAN 0.5 PER CENT

/Table 2 s

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1988

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TABLE 2: INCREASES IN IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY

END-USE CATEGORY COMPARING JUNE 1988 WITH JUNE 1987 COMPARING JAN-JUN 1988 WITH JAN-JUN 1987

VALUE % UNIT VALUE % VOLUME % VALUE % UNIT VALUE % VOLUME %

FOODSTUFFS 27 4 23 22 3 17

CONSUMER GOODS 39 3 35 31 3 28

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES 33 4 27 28 5 22

FUELS -24 -1 -23 -3 1 -4

CAPITAL GOODS 41 5 35 35 6 26

ALL COMMODITIES 34 4 29 29 4 23

TABLE 3: INCREASES IN RE [-EXPORTS BY END -USE CATEGORY

COMPARING JUNE 1988 WITH JUNE 1987 COMPARING WITH JAN JAN- -JUN JUN 1988 1987

END-USE CATEGORY VALUE % UNIT VALUE % VOLUME % VALUE % UNIT VALUE % • VOLUME %

FOODSTUFFS 41 1 39 43 1 42

CONSUMER GOODS 53 3 49 ' 44 2 41

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES 52 4 45 49 4 42

FUELS 11 -5 16 26 -4 31

CAPITAL GOODS 58 4 51 50 * 4 45

ALL COMMODITIES 52 3 47 46 3 42

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1988

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UK POSTAL DISPUTE AFFECTS MALL FROM HK

*****

THE POST OFFICE ADVISED THE PUBLIC TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT BECAUSE THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION TAKEN BY POSTAL STAFF IN THE UNITED KINGDOM HAS ESCALATED, THE UNITED KINGDOM POST OFFICE HAS DECIDED TO SUSPEND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE ACCEPTANCE OF LETTERS AND PARCELS FROM HONG KONG.

CUSTOMERS WHO WISH TO SEND DOCUMENTS AND BUSINESS PAPERS TO THE MAJOR CITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM CAN STILL USE HONG KONG’S SPEEDPOST SERVICE AND THE HONG KONG POST OFFICE IS USING ALTERNATIVE MEANS TO EFFECT DELIVERY. THE MAJOR CITIES ARE:

BIRMINGHAM LONDON

BRISTOL MANCHESTER

EDINBURGH NEWCASTLE

GLA S GOW NOTTINGE AM

LEEDS READING

LIVERPOOL SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO THE UK FOR SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SPEEDPOST ITEMS TO JERSEY ARE NOT AFFECTED AND ALL ITEMS, DOCUMENTS, BUSINESS PAPERS, SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE CAN BE ACCEPTED.

THE POST OFFICE SAID CUSTOMERS WILL BE ADVISED AS SOON AS THE

SITUATION RETURNS TO NORMAL.

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HK ISLAND (EAST) CONSTITUENCY PRE-ELECTION GATHERING *****

A PRE-ELECTION GATHERING OF MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY WILL BE ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE EASTERN AND WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICES ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 10).

THE GATHERING WILL ENABLE ELECTORS IN THE CONSTITUENCY TO GET TO KNOW THEIR CONSTITUENCY’S CANDIDATES IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

THE HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY COMPRISES 45 MEMBERS OF THE EASTERN AND WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARDS.

/STANDING FOR .......

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1988

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STANDING FOR ELECTION IN THIS CONSTITUENCY ARE MR CHAN YING-LUN AND MR LEE YU-TAI, WHO WILL BOTH PRESENT THEIR PLATFORMS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM ELECTORS AT THE GATHERING.

I' PROMOTE AWARENESS OF THE ELECTIONS, TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 22, THE EASTERN AND WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICES WILL BE LAUNCHING A SERIES OF PUBLICITY PROGRAMMES IN THE RUN-UP TO ELECTION DAY.

AN EXHIBITION PRESENTED BY THE TWO DISTRICT OFFICES WILL FEATURE THE FUNCTIONS AND OPERATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, AS WELL AS THE BACKGROUND AND PLATFORMS OF THE TWO CANDIDATES COMPETING IN THE HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) CONSTITUENCY.

Il WILL HE STAGED IN HENNESSY CENTRE IN CAUSEWAY BAY FROM SEPTEMBER 12 TO 13, AND IN THE NEW JADE SHOPPING ARCADE IN CHAI WAN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 14 AND 22.

TO TIE IN WITH THE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN, BOTH DISTRICT OFFICES HAVE ADOPTED THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS AS THE MAIN THEME FOR THEIR CURRENT SHOW-WINDOW DISPLAYS.

IN‘ADDITION, THE OFFICES HAVE ALSO ARRANGED FOR A I ULL-PAGE SUPPLEMENT TO BE PUBLISHED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICT NEWSPAPERS, DETAILING THE STRUCTURE AND THE WORK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE (’ANDI DATES FROM THE HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) CONSTITUENCY, AND THE VOTING SYSTEM IN THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY PRE-ELECTION GATHERING TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) IN THE GLOUCESTER ROOMS, THIRD FLOOR, EXCELSIOR HOTEL CAUSEWAY BAY. THE GATHERING WILL BEGIN AT 2 PM.

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EXHIBITION IN TAI PO ON LEGCO ELECTIONS * * t * »

A MOBILE EXHIBITION TO ENHANCE PUBLIC LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN THE NEW CONSTITUENCY WILL BE STAGED AT THE TAI PO MARKET TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO SEPTEMBER 14.

AWARENESS OF TERRITORIES

KCR STATION

THE EAST FROM

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TAI OFFICES, THE EXHIBITION FEATURES INFORMATION ON THE THREE DISTRICTS COUNCIL.

PO, NORTH AND SHA TIN DISTRICT INTERESTING CHARACTERISTICS AND AS WELL AS ON THE LEGISLATIVE

/THE INFORMATION

WEDNESDAY, SEPTfMBER 7, 1988

THE INFORMATION INCLUDES BIG STRIDE”, NORTH DISTRICT IS

TERRITORY, AND SHA TIN DISTRICT BEFORE 1971.

WAS

FACTS SUCH AS TAI PO LITERALLY MEANS THE SECOND LARGEST DISTRICT IN THE ADMINISTRATIVELY PART OF THE TAI PO

THE EXHIBITION WILL ALSO EXPLAIN THE STRUCTURE AND THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, WITH A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.

FUNCTION OF

COUNCIL AND

THE EXHIBITION MOVES TO TAI PO FROM THE WHERE IT CLOSES TODAY. IT WILL RE STAGED IN SEPTEMBER 15 TO 22.

SHA TIN KCR STATION NORTH DISTRICT FROM

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NORTH DISTRICT FORUM FOR LEGCO CANDIDATES * * t » »

A FORUM TO INTRODUCE CANDIDATES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) CONSTITUENCY OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL BE HELD AT THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

THE FORUM HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE TO ENABLE THE TWO CANDIDATES, MR MICHAEL LAI KAM-CHEUNG AND MR ANDREW WONG WANG-FAT, TO MEET LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS.

MR LAI AND MR WONG WILL OUTLINE THEIR ELECTION PLATFORMS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES.

THE FORUM WILL BE CHAIRED BY THE ACTING NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR TIM MILNES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FORUM TO BE HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING ROUNDABOUT, FANLING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 9). THE FORUM WILL BEGIN AT 11 AM.

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DB HOUSING COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS ASBESTOS ISSUE * ♦ » t t

MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD’S HOUSING COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE ISSUE OF ASBESTOS IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AT MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY). 1 Al

THEIR

I HE BOOKLET, WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ASBESTOS ATUTHEGMEFT?NGS* ’ PUBbISHEB PY THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, WILL

IN

BE

PUBLIC TABLED

A SENIOR MAINTENANCE SURVEYOR, MR WONG TUNG-WAI. AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEER, MR P.S. TAM, FROM THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT ““-J? TO ANSWER MEMBERS' QUERIES.

PRESENT TO

A SENIOR WILL BE

I HI. MEET ING WILL ALSO BE TOLD OF PROGRESS ON VARIOUS PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT. akivuo

HOUSING

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD'S COMMITTEE MEETING TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY)

OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT

CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG

THIRD FLOOR YAN STREET.

HOUSING IN THE BRANCH

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KWAI TSING DB TO MEET TOMORROW ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ t

THE KWAI TSI NG DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS BOTH THE EFFECTS ON RESIDENTS )| MAINTENANCE WORKS ON PUBLIC HOUSING BLOCKS AND THE ALLOCATION 01 PRIMARY SCHOOL PLACES IN THE DISTRICT TO HONG KONG-BORN VIETNAMESE CHILDREN AT A MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE ISSUE OF IMPORTING FOREIGN WORKERS, PRUDENTIAL REGULATION OF RETIREMENT SCHEMES, THE DIRECT SUBSIDY Sf’IIEMI PROPOSED IN THE EDUCATION COMMISSION REPORT NO. 3. AND THE ROLES OF DISTRICT BOARD AND AREA COMMITTEES.

I HI IX1ENSI0N of |HE NEIGHBOURHOOD LEVEL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IROJI't I Ic MORE PUBLIC HOUSING BLOCKS IN THE DISTRICT WILL BE CONS IDERED.

/THE BOARD .......

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THE BOARD WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE EFFECTS OF THE OPENING OF ROUTE 5 ON TRAFFIC VOLUME AND THE TRAFFIC NOISE LEVEL IN KWAI CHUNG.

MEMBERS WILL RAISE QUESTIONS ON THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF KWAI HING AND KWAI FONG ESTATES, THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT'S POLICY ON SPLITTING JOINT TENANCIES AND THE REVIEW OF POTENTIAL HAZARDS IN TSING YI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, KWAI CHUNG. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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DB COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS » t t » «

DISTRICT RECREATION

THE RECREATION AND CULTURE COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH BOARD WILL CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS FOR ORGANISING AND CULTURE ACTIVITIES AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

VARIOUS SPORTS, WELL AS CULTURAL THE DISTRICT THIS

IN ADDITION, MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE RECREATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES AS PRESENTATIONS THAT THE REGIONAL COUNCIL PLANS FOR

MONTH AND NEXT MONTH.

THEY WILL ALSO REVIEW THE USAGE OF MAJOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT AND ATTENDANCE AT CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS GIVEN IN THE TOWN HALL IN JULY AND LAST MONTH.

STATEMENT ON

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE A FINANCIAL RECREATION AND CULTURE FUNDS AS AT AUGUST 30, REPORT FROM DISTRICT ARTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, AND A PROGRESS REPORT RECREATION AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL

THE NORTH

ON LOCAL , SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OVER THE LAST TWO MONTHS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE BOARD’S RECREATION AND CULTURE COMMITTEE TO BE HELD IN ROOM OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROUNDABOUT, FANLING, TOMORROW (THURSDAY). THE MEETING

NORTH DISTRICT THE CONFERENCE ROAD, FANLING WILL BEGIN AT

2.30 PM.

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SOUTHERN DB TO DISCUSS IMPORTANT ISSUES » ♦ » ♦ t

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW DISCUSS A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT ISSUES.

(THURSDAY) TO

THE ISSUES ARE REGULATION OF RETIREMENT HOMOSEXUAL OFFENCES, AND

THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON PRUDENTIAL SCHEMES, THE LAW ON LOITERING AND THE LAW ON THE EDUCATION COMMISSION REPORT NO. 3.

DURING DISCUSSION OF THE EDUCATION REPORT, COMMISSION, MRS RITA FAN HSU LAI-TAI, WILL BE QUESTIONS.

A MEMBER OF THE PRESENT TO ANSWER

THE BOARD WILL ALSO HEAR REPORTS ON MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING, NAMELY THE PROVISION OF A CULTURAL AND ARTS CENTRE SOUTHERN DISTRICT, THE PROVISION OF SPORTS FACILITIES FOR THE POK LAM AREA, THE NEED FOR A PRIMARY SCHOOL AT WAH KWEI ESTATE AND MA HANG REDEVELOPMENT.

ITS

IN

FU THE

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE REPORTS BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND THE BOARD’S VARIOUS COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO'EDITORS:

Y°U ARE INVITED T0 COVER THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING r PM T0M0RR0W (THURSDAY) IN THE BOARD’S CONFERENCE

ARfpAppmC°ND FL00R’ MEI FUNG COURT, ABERDEEN CENTRE, NAM NING STREET,

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DTC REGISTRATION REVOKED » » » *

THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ANNOUNCED THAT FOREX FINANCE LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT ITS SECTION 31(2) OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE.

THE REGISTRATION OF

HAS BEEN REVOKED AT

OWN REQUEST UNDER

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1988

BACK LANE CLEARANCE BEGINS IN YAU TSIM *****

FORTY-FOUR ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN BACK LANES BOUNDED BY DUNDAS STREET, NATHAN ROAD, TUNG FONG STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD WILL BE PULLED DOWN IN A THREE-DAY CLEARANCE OPERATION THAT BEGAN IN YAU TSIM DISTRICT TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THESE STRUCTURES WERE USED AS SHOPS, DOMESTIC UNITS, STORES AND CANOPIES.

EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS, TOTALLING $101,067.90 WERE GRANTED TO ELIGIBLE SHOP OPERATORS.

THE CLEARANCE OPERATION IS BEING CO-ORDINATED BY THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICE AS PART OF ITS CONTINUOUS EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE DISTRICT’S ENVIRONMENT.

ALSO TAKING PART IN THE OPERATION ARE STAFF FROM THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE.

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CHILDREN LIVING OR STUDYING IN SAI KUNG, HANG HAU OR RENNIE’S MILL ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT CHILDREN SINGING CONTEST.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SAI KUNG CHILDREN’S CHOIR ASSOCIATION, THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE MUSIC OFFICE, THE CONTEST IS AIMED AT DEVELOPING CHILDREN’S POTENTIAL IN SINGING AND CULTIVATING THEIR INTEREST IN MUSIC.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE BETWEEN FIVE AND 15 YEARS OLD. THEY CAN TAKE PART IN EITHER SOLO SINGING OR GROUP SINGING.

THE PRELIMINARY CONTESTS WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 1 AND 8, AND THE FINALS WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 29.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT AND AT THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 23.

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FARE INCREASE ON ABERDEEN-SOK KWU WAN SERVICE * ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE MAXIMUM FARES THAT MAY BE CHARGED FOR THE CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS ON THE ABERDEEN TO SOK KWU WAN VIA MO TAT LICENSED FERRY SERVICE WILL BE INCREASED FROM FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

THE NEW FARES, WITH THE EXISTING FARES SHOWN IN BRACKETS, ARE AS FOLLOWS:

MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS

SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

ADULT

CHILD UNDER

12 YEARS

$4 PER SINGLE JOURNEY ($3.50)

$2 PER SINGLE JOURNEY ($1.70)

$5.50 PER SINGLE JOURNEY ($4.60)

$2.80 PER SINGLE JOURNEY ($2.30)

THE FARE FOR THE CARRIAGE OF BAGGAGE AND GOODS WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED AT $3 PER PICUL OR 0.11 CUBIC METRE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE FARE RISE WAS APPROVED IN VIEW OF INCREASING OPERATING COSTS SINCE THE FARES WERE LAST REVISED IN MAY 1986 AND THE OPERATOR’S EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE FERRY SERVICE.

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CONTAINER PORT ROAD CLOSED UNTIL SATURDAY EVENING ♦ » * t *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE SOUTHBOUND LANE OF CONTAINER PORT ROAD LEADING TO BERTH 2 AND 3 OF THE CONTAINER TERMINAL WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL 6 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 10).

THE ROAD SECTION HAS BEEN CLOSED EARLIER FACILITATE EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIR WORK IN CONNECTION MAINS BURST. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE WITH PATIENCE.

TO TRAFFIC TO

WITH A WATER

EXTRA CARE AND

AS A RESULT OF THE ROAD CLOSURE, GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE NO. ON JOURNEYS TO THE CONTAINER PORT HAS BEEN DIVERTED TO TURN ROUND KWAI TAI ROAD.

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PARTIAL CLOSURE OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT REMINDED MOTORISTS THAT SECTIONS OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD IN WONG TAI SIN WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION.

AFFECTED ROAD SECTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

» THE OFF-SIDE LANE OF EASTBOUND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD BETWEEN PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND LUEN YEE ROAD.

» THE KERBSIDE LANE OF EASTBOUND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD BETWEEN PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD.

* THE OFF-SIDE LANE OF WESTBOUND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD BETWEEN LUEN YEE ROAD AND SHATTN PASS ROAD.

DURING THE CLOSURE, A MINIMUM WIDTH OF 6.5 METRES WILL BE MAINTAINED ON BOTH WESTBOUND AND EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD BETWEEN SHATIN PASS ROAD AND LUEN YEE ROAD.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH OUT FOR TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNS AND TO DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE AND PATIENCE.

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INTERRUPTIONS TO FRESH WATER SUPPLY

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME DISTRICTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND KOWLOON WILL BE SUSPENDED LATER THIS WEEK SO THAT WATER WORKS CAN BE UNDERTAKEN.

IN SAI KUNG, SUPPLY TO PREMISES ALONG THE SECTION OF HIRAM’S HIGHWAY BETWEEN MILE STONE 8-1/2 AND MARINA COVE, INCLUDING MOK TSE CHE, WO MEI, HEUNG CHUNG, NAM WAI, AU TSAI TSUEN, NAM PIN WAI AND HO CHUNG, WILL BE CUT OFF FROM 11 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO 6 AM ON FRIDAY.

IN SHA TIN, SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM TOMORROW TO 6 AM ON FRIDAY.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT AH KUNG KOK, MA ON SHAN ROAD, HANG TAK STREET, HANG SHUN STREET, TAI SHU I HANG, HANG HONG STREET, AH KUNG KOK VILLAGE RESITE, CHEVALIER GARDEN, KAM ON COURT, HANG ON ESTATE, YIU ON ESTATE AND KAM HAY COURT.

IN KOWLOON, SUPPLY TO THE WHOLE OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM ON FRIDAY TO 6 AM ON SATURDAY.

MEANWHILE, SALT WATER SUPPLY TO ALL PREMISES IN WEST KOWLOON WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 9 AM TOMORROW TO 10 AM ON FRIDAY.

DISTRICTS AFFECTED ARE CHEUNG SHA WAN, MEI FOO, SHAM SHUI PO, MONG KOK, TAI KOK TSUI, YAU YAT CHUEN, TAI HANG TUNG, PAR TIN, SHEK KIP MEI, LAI CHI KOK, KOWLOON TONG, TAI. WO PING AND BEACON HILL.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR VISITS LABOUR DEPARTMENT ........................... 1

ELECTORS RECEIVE POLL CARDS THIS WEEK........................ 2

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION CONTINUING ........................... 3

TIGER CUBS MAKE CONSERVATION HISTORY......................... 3

DEVELOPMENT DEADLINE FOR SHA TIN SITE EXTENDED............... 5

PROCESSING OF TAXI TINDERS COMPLETED......................... 5

POLICE INSTALLING NEW TELEPHONE EXCHANGE NETWORK............. 6

TELEVISION SERVICES FOR HOTELS .............................. 7

SAI KUNG DO VISITS RESIDENTS IN JUNK BAY..................... 8

CS VISITS TIN SHUT WAI DEVELOPMENT........................... 10

GRADING OF BEACH WATER QUALITY .............................. 11

PROVISIONAL SFC DIRECTOR APPOINTED .......................... 15

MAN KAM TO ROAD WIDENED ..................................... 15

EXHIBITION TO BEEIN EYE CARE CAMPAIGN........................ 16

TUEN MUN TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT ON AGENDA..................... 17

YUEN LONG DB TO RESUME MEETING .............................. 17

CELEBRATION OF FESTIVAL ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA............... 18

VARIETY SHOW TO CLOSE TUEN MUN SYP .......................... 18

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1988

1 GOVERNOR VISITS LABOUR DEPARTMENT * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID WILSON, SAW FOR HIMSELF THE WORK DONE BY THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE AND THE HIGHER EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT SERVICE WHEN HE VISITED THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

SIR DAVID WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR TONY HAMMOND, WHO SHOWED HIM ROUND THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS IN HARBOUR BUILDING, CENTRAL.

THE GOVERNOR WAS BRIEFED ON THE WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES PROVIDED TO EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS, AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING READY TO JOIN THE WORKFORCE.

IN 1987, ABOUT 1.1 MILLION VISITS WERE MADE BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO THE 40 OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

ON THE LABOUR RELATIONS FRONT, SIR DAVID SAID HE WAS PLEASED TO NOTE THAT IN THE WHOLE OF HONG KONG THERE WERE ONLY 14 WORK STOPPAGES IN 1987, RESULTING IN NO MORE THAN 2,800 WORKING DAYS BEING LOST.

HOWEVER, THE NUMBER OF WORKING DAYS LOST AS A RESULT OF OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS IN THAT YEAR WAS 780,000.

"THIS SHOWS THAT GREATER EFFORT NEEDS TO BE MADE TO ENSURE A HIGHER STANDARD OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY," HE SAID.

"IN THIS THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE HAS AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY. SO WILL THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH COUNCIL."

DURING HIS VISIT, SIR DAVID WAS ALSO BRIEFED • ON THE COMPREHENSIVE BODY OF LABOUR LEGISLATION COVERING CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT, SAFETY AND HEALTH AND EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION.

HE PRAISED THE DEPARTMENT’S SUSTAINED EFFORTS OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS TO IMPROVE LABOUR STANDARDS IN HONG KONG AND URGED THE DEPARTMENT STAFF TO CONTINUE THEIR EFFORTS TO RAISE STANDARDS.

SIR DAVID THEN VISITED THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE WHICH OFFERS COURSES ON SAFETY AND HEALTH TO PEOPLE IN INDUSTRY. LAST YEAR, ABOUT 12,000 TRAINEES ATTENDED SUCH COURSES AT THE CENTRE. SIR DAVID SPOKE TO SOME OF THE TRAINEES AS HE WAS SHOWN ROUND THE CLASSROOMS.

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BEFORE CONCLUDING HIS VISIT, SIR DAVID CALLED AT THE HIGHER EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, WHICH PROVIDES EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE TO HONG KONG STUDENTS WITH POST-SECONDARY OR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, INCLUDING THOSE RETURNING FROM OVERSEAS.

HE ALSO SAW SOME JOB SEEKERS MAKING USE OF THE SERVICE AND A DEMONSTRATION OF COMPUTER JOB-MATCHING.

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ELECTORS WHO ARE] ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THIS MONTH’S LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WILL BE RECEIVING A POLL CARD BY THF END OF THIS WEEK.

"A TOTAL OF 16,833 POLL CARDS HAVE BEEN SENT OUT - 388 FOR ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES AND 16,445 FOR FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES," THE REGISTRATION OFFICER OF THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION. MR LAI KWAN-TAT, SAID.

THE POLL CARDS CONTAIN INFORMATION ON WHERE AND WHEN AN ELE( I ION TAKES PLA( E, AND THEY ARE SENT ONLY TO THOSE ELECTORS IN CONTESTED CONSTITUENCIES.

"IF VOTERS IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONST1TUENCJES, OR IN THE COMMERC I AL I, ACCOUNTANCY, MEDICAL AND HEALTH ('ARE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES DO NOT RECEIVE A POLL CARD BY SEPTEMBER 12, THEY SHOULD ENQUIRE FROM THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAI DIVISION BY TELEPHONE AT 5-8932837," BE SAID.

MR LAI ADVISED ELECTORS TO BRING ALONG THEIR POLL CARDS TO THE POLLING STATIONS ON ELECTION DAY - SEPTEMBER 22.

XL THOUGH PRODUCTION OF THF POLL (.'ARD IS NOT MANDATORY IT CERTAINLY FACILITATES PROCESSING AND AVOIDS DELAY," HE SAID.

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO VOTE AND THE CORRECT WAY TO MARK A BALLOT PAPER KILL BE SENT TO ELECTORS NEXT WEEK.

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ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION CONTINUING » * « » »

THE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION TEAM HEADED BY THE DEPUTY CHIEF INSPECTOR OF ACCIDENTS, MR PETER BIRKETT, IS CONTINUING ITS INVESTIGATION INTO THE CIRCUMSTANCES LEADING TO THE ACCIDENT INVOLVING A TRIDENT AIRCRAFT AT HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LAST WEDNESDAY.

THE TEAM COMPRISES INSPECTORS OF ACCIDENT, MR PHILIP GILES AND MR PETER CLAIDEN FROM THE AIR ACCIDENTS INVESTIGATION BRANCH OF THE UNITED KINGDOM DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT; AND MR JAMES HUI, MR JEFFREY TO, MR EDDIE CHU, AND MR NORMAN LO FROM THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT, AND ACCREDITED REPRESENTATIVE, MR TANG ZHAOXUN (DIRECTOR OF FLIGHT SAFETY AND INSPECTION DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OF CHINA), AND ADVISER, MR LU GUANGHUA (DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS OF THE CIVIL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OF CHINA).

A SPOKESMAN SAID THE DETAILED AND COMPREHENSIVE INVESTIGATION BEING CONDUCTED WOULD TAKE SOME TIME TO COMPLETE. NO PIECEMEAL RELEASE OF FINDINGS WILL BE MADE AS THIS WOULD ONLY CAUSE SPECULATION ON THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT WHICH WILL NOT CONTRIBUTE TO THE IMPARTIALITY AND OBJECTIVITY OF THE INVESTIGATION.

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TWO TIGER CUBS AND TWO BEAR CUBS WERE AMONG 29 ANJMALS OF ENDANGERED SPECIES FLOWN TO ENDANGERED ANIMAL SANCTUARIES IN CHINA THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING.

THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME IN LOCAL CONSERVATION HISTORY THAT TIGERS WERE LANDED IN HONG KONG AND SENT FROM HERE TO A CITES-MEMBER COUNTRY.

THE YOUNG TIGERS ARE BELIEVED TO BE OF INDOCHINA ORIGIN WHILE THE TWO BEAR CUBS ARE MALAY SUN BEAR AND ASIATIC BLACK BEAR SPECIES.

THEY WERE CONFISCATED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN JULY AS A RESULT OF A COURT CASE IN WHICH A TAIWANESE SEAMAN WAS CHARGED WITH CRUELTY TO THE ANIMALS ON BOARD A FREIGHTER THAT STOPPED IN HONG KONG EN ROUTE TO TAIWAN FROM THAILAND.

IN THE SAME CONSIGNMENT SENT TO THE ENDANGERED ANIMALS BREEDING CENTRE IN PEKING WERE FIVE RHESUS MONKEYS, ONE LONG-TAILED MACAQUE AND ONE SLOW LORIS.

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ALSO LEAVING FOR CHINA THIS MORNING WERE 18 BURMESE PYTHONS WHICH WOULD BE CARED FOR BY THE CANTON OFFICE OF CHINA’S ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA IMPORT AND EXPORT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE.

THESE ANIMALS ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE ANIMALS AND PL' I (PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES) ORDINANCE WHICH ENFORCES THE SPIRIT OF THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA (CITES).

BOTH HONG KONG AND CHINA ARE PARTICIPANTS IN CITES, UNDER WHICH THEY HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO CONSERVE ENDANGERED BIRDS, ANIMALS AND PLANTS.

AT A BRIEF CEREMONY THIS MORNING, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT'S ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (CONSERVATION ANU COUNTRY PARKS), MR K.C. IU, HANDED OVER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES TO THE HONG KONG REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CHINA’S ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA VID FLORA IMPORT AND EXPORT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, DR EDGAR LIENG.

SPEAKING AFTER THE CEREMONY, MR IU SAID: " TODAY’S OCCASION MARKS A FURTHER STEP FORWARD IN OUR LONG-TERM CLOSE CO-OPERATION I TH Till CHINESE AUTHORITIES IN THE WORLD EFFORT TO SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES FROM EXTINCTION."

HE SAID THE RARE ANIMALS INVOLVED IN THE EXERCISE CAME INTO THE CUSTODY OP THE DEPARTMENT AS a RESULT OF STRICT ENFORCEMENT OF HONG KONG’S CONSERVATION AND ANIMAL WELFARE LAWS.

MR IU POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS ILLEGAL TO IMPORT, EXPORT OR POSSESS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES WITHOUT A LICENCE ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES.

OFFENDERS WOULD BE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $5,000 FOR A FIRST OFFENCE AND $10,000 PLUS SIX MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT FOR A REPEATED OFFENCE. IN ADDITION, THE SPECIMENS WOULD BE FORFEITED, HE ADDED.

TODAY’S CONSIGNMENTS WERE THE 16TH AND I7TH BATCHES OF LIVING ENDANGERED SPECIES TRANSPORTED TO CHINA SINCE 1984.

THE PREVIOUS 15 CONSIGNMENTS INVOLVED 225 RARE ANIMALS, INCLUDING BEARS, PYTHONS, CROCODILES, GIANT SALAMANDERS AND SERPENT EAGLES.

SINCE 1984, 141 LIVING RARE ANIMALS HAVE BEEN SENT TO SUCH COUNTRIES AS MALAYSIA, UNITED KINGDOM, THAILAND, UNITED STATES, WEST GERMANY AND DENMARK.

THESE ANIMALS INCLUDED ASIATIC BONY TONGUE FISH, MARMOSET \ND SLOW LORIS.

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DEVELOPMENT DEADLINE FOR SHA TIN SITE EXTENDED

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL EXTEND FOR THREE MONTHS THE DEADLINE BEFORE WHICH THE PURCHASER OF A SHA TIN LOT HAS TO DEVELOP A HOSPITAL THERE.

THE LOT IN QUESTION WAS PURCHASED BY THE UNION MEDICAL CENTRE LIMITED IN 1982.

THE EXTENSION IS TO ENABLE EITHER DEVELOPMENT OF A HOSPITAL TO COMMENCE OR THE LOT TO BE SOLD FOR THAT PURPOSE.

THE EARLIER DEADLINE FOR DEVELOPMENT HAD BEEN SEPTEMBER 30 THIS YEAR BUT UNTIL NOW THE SITE HAS LAIN VACANT.

IF THE CONDITIONS OF THE THREE-MONTH EXTENSION ARE COMPLIED WITH, FURTHER EXTENSIONS AT THE USUAL PREMIUM WILL BE GRANTED UNTIL THE HOSPITAL IS COMPLETED.

IF THESE CONDITIONS ARE NOT MET, THE GOVERNMENT WILL RE-ENTER THE SITE AND DEVELOP IT. THE GOVERNMENT’S PRIMARY AIM IS FOR A HOSPITAL ON THIS SITE. RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT HAS BEEN RULED OUT.

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PROCESSING OF TAXI TENDERS COMPLETED * * » * «

THE AVERAGE PREMIUM ACCEPTED IN THE LATEST TENDERS FOR 100 URBAN TAXI LICENCES IS $694,443.13, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).

THIS REPRESENTED AN INCREASE OF 15.57 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE AVERAGE OF $600,886 IN THE LAST TENDER EXERCISE IN JANUARY THIS YEAR.

A TOTAL OF 212 TENDERS HAD BEEN RECEIVED WHEN TENDERS CLOSED ON AUGUST 5.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE HIGHEST TENDER ACCEPTED WAS $694,661 AND THE LOWEST $694,218.

DETAILS OF SUCCESSFUL TENDERERS AND THE AMOUNTS OFFERED WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL DECIDED IN JULY 1986 THAT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VEHICLES WHICH MIGHT BE REGISTERED AND LICENSED AS URBAN TAXIS SHOULD BE LIMITED TO 14,400 UNTIL JULY THIS YEAR.

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IN A REVIEW EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL DECIDED THAT THE ISSUE OF NEW LICENCES FOR URBAN TAXIS WOULD CONTINUE AT A RATE OF NOT MORE THAN 200 PER YEAR.

THIS MEANT THAT THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES WHICH MIGHT BE REGISTERED AS URBAN TAXIS FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS WOULD BE LIMITED TO 14,800.

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POLICE INSTALLING NEW TELEPHONE EXCHANGE NETWORK » » ♦ » *

THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE’S TELEPHONE SYSTEM, THE LARGEST IN GOVERNMENT, IS UNDERGOING A MAJOR REPLACEMENT PROGRAMME WHICH WILL SEE A NEW AND MODERN NETWORK OF TELEPHONE EXCHANGES INSTALLED FORCE-WIDE.

THE 44 NEW SYSTEMS RANGE FROM SMALL 50-LINE EXCHANGES AT SUB-DIVISIONS TO THE MASSIVE 3,500 LINE CAPACITY BEING INSTALLED AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS.

THE FIRST OF THE NEW TELEPHONE EXCHANGES IN THE REPLACEMENT PROGRAMME, WHICH WILL START OPERATING AT POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL LATER THIS YEAR, WILL HAVE A MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF 250 LINES.

MR. STUART READ, SENIOR STAFF OFFICER, IN-SERVICES MANAGEMENT AND FIXED COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION OF THE POLICE COMMUNICATIONS BRANCH, COMMENTED: "THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT LEAP FORWARD IN THE TELEPHONE SYSTEM OF THE RCYAL HONG KONG POLICE.

"TENDERS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED FOR ONE CONTRACT FOR ALL 44 EXCHANGES AND THE SUCCESSFUL CONTRACTOR WILL BE SELECTED SOON.”

THE NEW EXCHANGES ARE PART OF THE INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM BEING INTRODUCED IN THE PROVISION OF THE SECOND GENERATION COMMAND AND CONTROL PROGRAMME.

SAID MR. READ : 'THE FORCE TELEPHONE SYSTEM IS SOMEWHAT DECREPIT AND NEEDS REPLACING. EACH NEW POLICE STATION WHICH OPENS IS EQUIPPED WITH A MODERN TELEPHONE EXCHANGE. WE NOW HAVE A REPLACEMENT PROGRAMME FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS.”

EACH OF THE NEW REGIONAL COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTRES IN HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL HAVE A SWITCHING CENTRE ASSOCIATED WITH IT WHILE THE OTHER 41 EXCHANGES WILL BE DIGITAL, SOFTWARE-CONTROLLED MODERN TELEPHONE SWITCHES.

A MAJ0R FEATURE OF THE EXCHANGES AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS, KOWLOON AND NEW TERRITORIES HEADQUARTERS, SAID MR. READ, WOULD BE CENTRALLY OPERATED SYSTEMS WHICH WOULD ALLOW CALLERS DIRECT ACCESS EXTENSIONS WITHOUT THE NECESSITY OF GOING THROUGH AN OPERATOR

AND

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1988

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A DIRECTORY SERVICE FOR REFERRING CALLERS WOULD OPERATE SEPARATELY FROM THE DIRECT DIALLING SYSTEM.

ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS FACILITY WOULD BE THAT CERTAIN VITAL LINES WOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO TIME CONSUMING DELAYS BY ROUTINE CALLS.

"YOU WON'T GET AN OPERATOR UNLESS YOU REQUIRE AN OPERATOR,” SAID MR. READ.

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TELEVISION SERVICES FOR HOTELS

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THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS DECIDED TO PERMIT HOTEL TELEVISION SERVICES TO CARRY PAID ADVERTISING, AND THAT IN FUTURE HOTELS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO PROVIDE TELEVISION SERVICES ON A PAY-PER-VIEW BASIS.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (THURSDAY) EXPLAINED THAT THE STANDARD CONDITIONS IN THE CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION LICENCE FOR HOTEL ENTERTAINMENT DID NOT PERMIT THE LICENSEE TO INCLUDE PAID ADVERTISING, NOR WAS THE LICENSEE ALLOWED TO CHARGE INDIVIDUAL VIEWERS ON A TIME BASIS.

’’FOLLOWING THE LATEST DECISION, THESE RESTRICTIONS WOULD BE RELAXED SO THAT A WIDER VARIETY OF COMPETITIVE SERVICES CAN BE PROVIDED IN LOCAL HOTELS,” HE SAID.

’’THE SORT OF ADVERTISING TO BE PERMITTED WOULD HAVE TO COMPLY WITH PRESENT ADVERTISING STANDARDS NOW APPLIED TO LOCAL TELEVISION BROADCASTS.

’’ADVERTISING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AND ADVERTISING OF ALCOHOL PRODUCTS WILL BE LIMITED.

”IN ADDITION, WHERE FILMS ARE SHOWN, ADVERTISING BREAKS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.”

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT APPLICATIONS FOR SUCH LICENCES WOULD ONLY BE PERMITTED WHERE THE SERVICE WAS TO BE PROVIDED IN HOTELS WITH 50 OR MORE GUEST ROOMS.

’’THIS WILL PERMIT THE GREAT MAJORITY OF HOTELS REGISTERED WITH THE HONG KONG HOTEL ASSOCIATION AND THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION TO BE COVERED,” HE SAID.

’’SOME SERVICES TO HOTELS ARE NOW BEING PROVIDED UNDER STANDARD LICENCES AND THE LICENSEE WILL BE PERMITTED TO APPLY FOR A NEW LICENCE COVERING HIS OPERATION AND INCORPORATING THE NEW CONDITIONS.”

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8

SAI KUNG DO VISITS RESIDENTS IN JUNK BAY » » » * *

MORE THAN 1,750 RESIDENTS IN JUNK BAY NEW TOWN HAVE SO FAR REGISTERED AS ELECTORS IN THIS YEAR’S VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS IN SAI KUNG DISTRICT TO NEARLY 17,000.

THESE FIGURES WERE GIVEN BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR CHRISTOPHER MUNN, WHO JOINED DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF THIS (THURSDAY) EVENING IN THEIR VISITS TO HOUSEHOLDS IN THE PO LAM AND TSUI LAM ESTATES AS PART OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE.

MR MUNN DESCRIBED THE RESPONSE OF RESIDENTS IN JUNK BAY TO THE REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN AS " MOST ENCOURAGING, AND A SIGN THAT THE RESIDENTS ARE KEEN TO PARTICIPATE IN DISTRICT AFFAIRS".

MR MUNN SAID THAT LIAISON OFFICERS AND COMMUNITY OFFICERS HAD VISITED SOME 3,000 HOUSEHOLDS IN JUNK BAY SINCE THE MIDDLE OF LAST MONTH AND WOULD, BY THE END OF THE EXERCISE LATER THIS MONTH, HAVE BEEN TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN THE NEW TOWN.

"ALL THE RESIDENTS VISITED ARE NEW TO THE DISTRICT, WHICH IS WHY THE REGISTRATION EXERCISE IN JUNK BAY THIS YEAR HAS BEEN SO THOROUGH AND ENERGETIC," HE SAID.

MR MUNN NOTED THAT DURING THE VISITS DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF ALSO TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEEDS OF THE RESIDENTS AND TO PAVE WAY FOR THE SETTING UP OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES.

"IN ADDITION TO THE 10,000 OR SO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LIVING IN THE VILLAGES AND SETTLEMENTS IN THE JUNK BAY AREA FOR MANY YEARS, SOME 15,000 NEW RESIDENTS HAVE MOVED INTO THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED PO LAM AND TSUI LAM HOUSING ESTATES IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS. ABOUT HALF OF THESE MOVED IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST ALONE.

"WITH SUCH A RAPID INTAKE OF POPULATION AND WITH CONSTRUCTION STILL GOING ON AROUND THEM, IT IS ONLY NATURAL THAT MANY NEW RESIDENTS WILL FACE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DISRUPTION IN THEIR FIRST FEW MONTHS," HE EXPLAINED.

DURING THEIR VISITS, DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF HAVE ENCOURAGED RESIDENTS TO BRING UP PROBLEMS AND COMPLAINTS ARISING FROM THEIR NEW ENVIRONMENT.

PROBLEMS RAISED INCLUDE TEMPORARY SHORTAGES OF KINDERGARTEN PLACES, RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, AND MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE NEW TOWN IN GENERAL AND DIFFICULTIES WITH TRANSPORT SERVICES AND SHOPPING FACILITIES IN THE TSUI LAM ESTATE IN PARTICULAR.

"COMMENTS AND COMPLAINTS BY RESIDENTS ARE BEING TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING AND DAILY ADMINISTRATION OF THE NEW TOWN, AND MANY OF THE PROBLEMS WILL BE ALLEVIATED IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE," MR MUNN SAID.

/IN ADDITION .......

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IN ADDITION TO THE THREE KINDERGARTENS ALREADY IN OPEE ’ 'O?. IN THE PO LAM AND TSUI LAM ESTATES, ANOTHER THREE ARE DUE TO OPEN O*r*R THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.

’’LANDSCAPING AND PLANTING WORK IS ALREADY PROCEF i 1.

TWO ESTATES AND WOULD ENABLE ADDITIONAL RECREATIONAL FACI1 i : r'C

INSTALLED IN THE COMING FEW MONTHS,” MR MUNN SAID.

”A CLINIC WILL BE OPENED IN THE PO LAM ESTATE BY THE END O' THE YEAR.

’’AND THE TRANSPORT AND SHOPPING PROBLEMS AT TSUI LAC E

EASED CONSIDERABLY IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR WITH THE COMPLET 3F THE COMMERCIAL CENTRE AND BUS STATION.

’’MEANWHILE, TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN 1A 70 PROVIDE RESIDENTS OF TSUI LAM WITH DIRECT AND CONVENIEI "ANSPORT SERVICES TO THE URBAN AREA.

"THESE TEMPORARY SERVICES ARE BEING CAREFULLY MONITORED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY TO El S’ .<• THAT THEY MEET THE NEEDS OF THE RESIDENTS.

"SIMILAR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE ALSO BEEN MADE TO PROVIDE A TEMPORARY MARKET IN THE ESTATE TO SERVE RESIDENTS U »'I i THE COMMERCIAL COMPLEX IS OPEN."

AS FOR THE FORMATION OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES IN THE TWO HOUSING ESTATES, THE DISTRICT OFFICE WILL ASSIST IN THE FORMATION OF SUCH COMMITTEES AND THE RECENT HOUSEHOLD VISITS HAVE ENABLED STAFF TO DO SOME OF THE PREPARATORY WORK.

MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES FORM A LINK BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND RESIDENTS; THEY BRING PROBLEMS AND SUGGESTIONS TO THE ATTENTION OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND PROVIDE RESIDENTS WITH A MEANS OF ORGANISING SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

"WE NEED TO GIVE RESIDENTS TIME TO SETTLE IN AND GET TO KNOW THEIR NEIGHBOURS, OTHERWISE IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO ELECT OFFICE-BEARERS," MR MUNN SAID.

"BUT WE THINK THAT ONE OR TWO OF THE BLOCKS - THOSE WHOSE RESIDENTS MOVED IN EARLIER IN THE YEAR - ARE READY TO FORM MAC’S. WE HOPE TO SEE PROGRESS IN THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO.

"JUDGING FROM THE ENTHUSIASM AND WILLINGNESS OF RESIDENTS TO CONTRIBUTE COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS, I AM SURE THAT THERE WILL BE MANY PEOPLE INTERESTED TN TAKING PART," HE ADDED.

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CS VISITS TIN SHUI WAI DEVELOPMENT *****

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID FORD, ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT, MR KENNETH KWOK, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE DEVELOPMENT AT TIN SHUI WAI.

TIN SHUI WAI IS A NEW TOWN BEING DEVELOPED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN A JOINT VENTURE WITH A PRIVATE DEVELOPER (MIGHTYCITY COMPANY LTD) TO ACCOMMODATE A PLANNED POPULATION OF 140,000.

A MASSIVE QUANTITY OF FILLING MATERIALS IS REQUIRED FOR THE FORMATION OF THE SITE WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED BY FISH PONDS.

LAND FORMATION WORKS ARE PROGRESSING UNDER A SI BILLION CONTRACT WHICH WAS WON BY A SINO/WEST GERMAN JOINT VENTURE COMPANY, CHINA STATE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CORPORATION/BILFINGER BERGER BAUACTINENGESELSHAFT.

SIR DAVID WAS BRIEFED BY THE PROJECT MANAGER, MR Y.Y. NG, AND CHIEF RESIDENT ENGINEER, MR HUGH CHILDERS, ON THE ENGINEERING WORKS IN PROGRESS.

THESE INCLUDED THE FORMATION OF THE SITE WHICH INVOLVES THE DREDGING OF SOME 20 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF SAND AT THE MOUTH OF DEEP BAY, THE TRANSPORT OF THE MARINE FILL BY BARGES AND ITS FINAL CONVEYANCE AND DEPOSITION ONTO THE SITE BY PUMPING THROUGH PIPELINES SOME SIX KILOMETRES LONG.

AROUND 750,000 CUBIC METRES OF SAND WILL BE DEPOSITED ON THE FORMATION EVERY MONTH IN THIS WAY.

SIR DAVID NOTED WITH INTEREST THE EFFICACY OF THIS TECHNIQUE WHICH WAS BEING USED IN HONG KONG NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND SEEMED TO OFFER GOOD POTENTIAL FOR FUTURE LARGE RECLAMATION/FORMATION PROJECTS.

HE WAS ALSO TOLD THAT THE LAND, WHICH WOULD BE FORMED AT A RATE OF 10 HECTARES PER MONTH, WOULD BE MADE READY IN STAGES TO ENABLE BUILDING AND INFRASTRUCTURAL WORKS TO PROCEED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

SITE INVESTIGATION WORKS FOR BUILDING DEVELOPMENT WERE CURRENTLY IN HAND AND PILING WORK WOULD COMMENCE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR. THE FIRST RESIDENTS WERE EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO TIN SHUI WAI IN EARLY 1992.

SIR DAVID WAS ALSO BRIEFED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LARGE STORMWATER CHANNELS AND DRAINAGE MEASURES TO PROVIDE FLOOD PROTECTION FOR THE LOWLYING VILLAGES NEAR THE FRINGE OF THE NEW TOWN.

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GRADING OK BEACH WATER QUALITY t ♦ t ♦ * I

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT (EPD> TODAY (THURSDAY) ANNOUNCED THE LATEST GRADES ON THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OE ALL BATHING BEACHES IN HONG KONG.

THE PURPOSE OF THE GRADING SYSTEM IS TO INFORM SWIMMERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT THE STATE OF BACTERIAL POLLUTION \T VARIOUS BEACHES.

THE GRADING IS BASED ON THE E. COLI DATA OBTAINED BY THE EPD IN ITS ROUTINE BEACH WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAMME.

THE E. COLI DATA USED FOR GRADING ARE BASED ON THE MEDIAN VALUES OF THE MOST RECENT FIVE RESULTS, OBTAINED OVER A TRO AND A HALF MONTH PERIOD ACCORDING TO THE USUAL SAMPLING FREQUENCY.

THE GRADES FOR SOME BEACHES MAY FLUCTUATE. THIS REPRESENTS A NATURAL FLUCTUATION IN THE BACTERIAL QUALITY OF THE BEACHES IN MOST CASES, AS RAIN AND TIDES BRING MORE: OR LESS POLLUTION IO Till- SWIMMING AREAS.

NEVERTHELESS, THE GRADES GIVE A GOOD GENERAL PICTURE OF THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF BEACHES, AND FORM THE BEST AVAILABLE FORECAST OF BEACH WATER QUAIITY IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.

THE SYSTEM FOR GRADING BEACH WATER QUALITY IS AS FOLLOWS:

"A" GRADE INDICATES THE MEDIAN E. COLI COUNT IS BETWEEN

0-99 PER 100 MILLILITRES, AND THE WATER QUALITY IS GOOD.

"B" GRADE INDICATES THE MEDIAN E. COLT COUNT IS BETWEEN

100-999 PER 100 MILLILITRES, AND THE WATER QUALITY IS ACCEPTABLE.

"C" GRADE INDICATES THE MEDIAN E. COLI COUNT IS 1,000 OR MORE PER 100 MILLILITRES, AND THE WATER QUALITY IS POOR. .

THE DECISION WHETHER OR NOT TO CLOSE A BEACH TO SWIMMERS IS BASED ON A JUDGEMENT OF WHAT DEGREE OF POLLUTION IS ACCEPTABLE.

NORMALLY, A RECOMMENDATION ON CLOSURE WOULD ONLY BE CONSIDERED BY THE URBAN OR THE REGIONAL COUNCIL IF A • "C" GRADING OCCURRED REPEATEDLY. SIMILARLY, A RECOMMENDATION TO REOPEN A CLOSED BEACH WOULD ONLY Bl CONSIDERED II- A "B” GRADE OR BETTER WERE CONSISTENTLY OBTAINED.

AT PRESENT, FIVE BATHING BEACHES HAVE BEEN DECLARED UNSUITABLE FOR SWIMMING PURPOSES, BASED ON THE WATER QUALITY DURING PAST SEASONS.

/THESE BEACHES........

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THESE BEACHES AKE ANGLERS', CASTLE PEAK, SILVEH.M1NE BAY, OLD CAFETERIA AND ROCKY BAY. THEY ARE POLLUTED BY FAECAL WASTES AND FAILED TO ACHIEVE CONSISTENTLY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION AND HONG KONG STANDARDS. THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED NOT TO SWIM IN THESE FIVE BEACHES. THEY ARE IDENTIFIED BY AN "X" IN THE FOLLOWING TABLE.

THE GRADES ON THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF VARIOUS BEACHES IN HONG KONG AS AT TODAY AND IWO WEEKS AGO ARE LISTED BELOW :

BEACH LAST GRADING PRESENT GRADING

HONG KONG SOUTH (AS AT 25.8.88) (AS AT 8.9.88)

BIG WAVE BAY A A

CHUNG HOM KOK A A

DEEP WATER BAY B B

HAIRPIN A A

MIDDLE BAY C C

REPULSI BAY C C

SHEK 0 B B

SOUTH BAY B B

ST STEPHEN'S A A

TURTLE COVE A A

STANLEY MAIN A A

ROCKY BAY X X

TO TEI WAN* A A

ISLAND DISTRICT

(’HEUNG SHA UPPER A A

CHEUNG SHA LOWER B B

DISCOVERY BAY* A A

/HUNG SHING YEH .......

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HUNG SHING YEH a

KWUN YAM WAN a

TONG FUK A

LO SO SHING A

PUI O B

SILVERMINE BAY X

TUNG WAN, CHEUNG CHAU B

TUNG O» A

A A

B A

B X

B A

SAI KUNG DISTRICT

CAMPERS A

CLEAR WATER BAY 1ST BEACH B

CLEAR WATER BAY 2ND BEACH B

HAP MUN BAY A

KIU TSUI A

PAK SHA CHAU A

SILVERSTRAND B

TRIO (HEBE HAVEN) A

A

B

B A

A

A

C .

B

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT

ANGLERS1 X

APPROACH B

CASAM B

GEMINI B

HOI MEI WAN B

LIDO B

X

B ‘

B

B

B

B

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TING KAU C C

TUNG WAN, MA WAN A A

TUEN MUN DISTRICT

OLD CAFETERIA X X

NEW CAFETERIA B B

CASTLE PEAK X X

KADOORIE B B

BUTTERFLY B B

NOTE: ”X” THE BEACH HAS BEEN DECLARED UNSUITABLE FOR SWIMMING. ♦ NON-GAZETTED BEACHES.

THE FOLLOWING BEACHES HAVE CHANGED GRADING ON THIS OCCASION: TONG FUK AND TRIO (HEBE HAVEN), FROM "A" TO "B".

THE CHANGES ARE WITHIN THE NORMAL RANGE OF FLUCTUATION OF THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF THESE BEACHES.

SILVERSTRAND, FROM ”B" TO "C" .

THE USUAL GRADING OF SILVERSTRAND BEACH IS EITHER "A" OR "B" .

THE BEACH IS AFFECTED BY STORMWATER DRAINS DISCHARGING IMPROPERLY TREATED SEWAGE EFFLUENT FROM THE BUILDINGS IN ITS HINTERLAND. THE RECENT HEAVY RAINS CAUSED THE POLLUTANTS IN THE STORMWATER DRAINS TO BE WASHED TO THE BEACH.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT DR CATHERINE LAM, ACTING PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER (WATER POLICY) 07 EPD, AT 3-7211044.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1988

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PROVISIONAL SFC DIRECTOR APPOINTED t » » t t

THE PROVISIONAL SECURITIES AND FUTURES COMMISSION LIMITED HAS APPOINTED MISS BARBARA MEYNERT AS A DIRECTOR OF THE COMPANY.

SHE WILL BE ASSISTING MR ROBERT OWEN, THE GOVERNMENT SECURITIES CONSULTANT, WHO, TOGETHER WITH THE SPECIAL UNIT OF THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH, IS WORKING ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PROPOSED SECURITIES AND FUTURES COMMISSION AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE REPORT OF THE SECURITIES REVIEW COMMITTEE.

MISS MEYNERT IS A MEMBER OF THE SECURITIES COMMISSION AND WAS UNTIL THE END OF LAST YEAR MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BARCLAYS DE ZOETE WEDD (ASIA) LIMITED.

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MAN KAM TO ROAD WIDENED » » *

THE NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC FLOW ON MAN KAM TO ROAD WILL BE CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED UPON THE OPENING OF THE WIDENED SECTION OF THE ROAD BETWEEN JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND FU TEI AU ROAD FROM NOON TODAY (THURSDAY).

A SENIOR ENGINEER OF THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT, MR PETER SO, SAID THE SECTION WAS THE SECOND AND LAST STAGE OF THE SCHEME TO IMPROVE MAN KAM TO ROAD, FROM JOCKEY CLUB ROAD TO LIN MA HANG ROAD.

COMPLETION OF THE SCHEME WOULD EASE THE EXISTING DIFFICULTIES EXPERIENCED BY LOCAL TRAFFIC ON MAN KAM TO ROAD BETWEEN SHEUNG SHUI AND MAN KAM TO AS TWO LANES WERE NOW AVAILABLE FOR NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC, MR SO SAID.

THIS MEANT ANY QUEUEING OF CROSS-BORDER TRAFFIC WOULD BE SEGREGATED FROM THE LOCAL TRAFFIC WHEREBY THE INTERACTION OF THE TWO TYPES OF TRAFFIC IN THE AREA WAS REDUCED TO THE MINIMUM.

THE MAJOR PART OF THE OLD MAN KAM TO ROAD WAS A SUB-STANDARD TWO-WAY, TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY WITHOUT FOOTPATHS.

IN RECENT YEARS, THE RAPID GROWTH IN CROSS-BORDER TRAFFIC, PARTICULARLY OF HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES, HAS RESULTED IN SERIOUS CONGESTION AND RAPID ROAD SURFACES DETERIORATION.

THE PREDOMINANTLY HEAVY GOODS VEHICLE TRAFFIC AND THE LACK OF FOOTPATHS ALSO POSED A SAFETY HAZARD TO PEDESTRIANS.

/THE IMPROVEMENT

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THE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME MAINLY INVOLVED THE WIDENING OF ABOUT THREE KILOMETRES OF A SIX-METRE, TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY TO A 10.3-METRE, THREE-LANE CARRIAGEWAY WITH BUS BAYS AT APPROPRIATE LOCATIONS.

WORKS ALSO INCLUDED THE BUILDING OF FOOTPATHS, RETAINING WALLS AND ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE WORKS; AND RECONSTRUCTION OF TWO BRIDGES, REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS AND A VEGETABLE STATION ALONG MAN KAM TO ROAD AFFECTED BY THE ROAD WORKS.

THE PROJECT COST ABOUT $37 MILLION.

STAGE I INVOLVED THE SECTION BETWEEN FU TEI AU ROAD AND LIN MA HANG ROAD. IT BEGAN IN 1986 AND WAS COMPLETED IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR.

THE SECOND STAGE BEGAN IN OCTOBER 1986.

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EXHIBITION TO BEGIN » » »

EYE CARE CAMPAIGN »

AN EXHIBITION SENIOR CITIZENS, ON (SEPTEMBER 10) AT THE

WHICH AIMS AT EDUCATING THE PUBLIC, PROPER EYE CARE WILL BE HELD ON LOK WAH ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE, KWUN

ESPECIALLY SATURDAY TONG.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON)

OPENED BY THE MR T.H. CHAU.

OUTGOING

REGIONAL

IT WILL LAUNCH THE TWO-WEEK CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY CO-ORGANISED AND THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS.

KWUN TONG DISTRICT EYE-CARING BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD

ALSO ATTENDING THE THE CAMPAIGN'S ORGANISING POONE; KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE

SHIU-T1N; AND PRESIDENT MR JAMES TANG.

£EREM0NY WILL BE THE CO-CHAIRMEN OF COMMITTEE, MRS WINNIE POON AND MR SAMMY OFFICER, MR CHRIS WAN; CHAIRMAN . OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, MR PAUL YU OF THE HONG KONG OPTOMBTRIC ASSOCIATION,

AFTER THE CHECK-UPS THERE ASSOCIATION.

CEREMONY, SENIOR CITIZENS WILL BE BY OPTOMETRISTS FROM THE HONG

GIVEN FREE EYE

KONG OPTOMETRIC

NOTE TO EDITORS:

nroTHT,.; - " luvlk i hk OPENING CEREMONY OF THE

DISTRICT EYE-CARING CAMPAIGN STARTING AT 11 AM ON SATURDAY

™ !JkTHE L0K WAH ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN CHUN WAH ROAD-, NGAU

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY

KWUN TONG (SEPTEMBER

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1988

TUEN MUN TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT ON AGENDA * t * * *

THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT 1989-90 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR TUEN MUN DISTRICT.

VIEWS OF RESIDENTS COLLECTED BY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE REFLECTED IN THE MEETING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING, SCHEDULED FOR 10 AM IN THE DISTRICT BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR, GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, NO. 1 TUEN TI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

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YUEN LONG DB TO RESUME MEETING * * * » »

MEMBERS OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD A RESUMED MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO CLEAR THE BACKLOG OF MATTERS CARRIED OVER FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD’S MEETING LAST MONTH.

ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE A CONSULTATION DOCUMENT ON WHETHER THE LAW ON HOMOSEXUAL OFFENCES SHOULD BE CHANGED AND PROGRESS REPORTS FROM THE BOARD’S NINE COMMITTEES.

QUESTIONS TO BE RAISED BY MEMBERS CONCERN VILLAGE EXTENSION AREAS, CONTROL OF FLOODLIGHTS AT PLAYGROUNDS AND DISPOSAL OF PREMISES AND FACILITIES OF VACANT SUBSIDISED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD’S RESUMED MEETING TO BEGIN AT 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD, YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 13TH FLOOR, 2 KIU LOK SQUARE, YUEN LONG.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1988

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CELEBRATION OF FESTIVAL ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA » « t t

THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) ACTIVITIES TO MARK THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TERRITORY’S FESTIVAL FOR THE ELDERLY.

MEMBERS WILL CONSIDER A PROPOSAL BY THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD PARTICIPATE IN A "SPECIAL OFFER" SCHEME FOR THE ELDERLY, INVOLVING SHOPPING, FACILITIES AND SERVICES.

PUBLICITY FOR THE FESTIVAL AND MESSAGES OF SHOWING RESPECT AND CONCERN FOR SENIOR CITIZENS WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED.

MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROVISION OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES IN KWUN TONG, AND ON THE PROGRESS OF LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD'S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING STARTING AT 2.30 PM ’ TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET.

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VARIETY SHOW TO CLOSE TUEN MUN SYP * * * *

THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ORGANISING COMMITTEE WILL PRESENT A VARIETY SHOW FOR 1,400 RESIDENTS TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE DISTRICT’S THREE-MONTH SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

THE SHOW WILL BEGIN IN THE TUEN MUN TOWN HALL AT 8 PM AFTER A CLOSING CEREMONY.

OFFICIATING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY WILL BE THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JOHN WAN; HEUNG YEE KUK CHAIRMAN, MR LAU WONG-FAT; TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR TSO SIU-WAI; DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER, MR STEPHEN LAM; POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER, MR WONG LAI-SUNG; AND SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICER, MR TSE WAI-LOK.

/PERFORMANCES WILL .......

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PERFORMANCES WILL BE GIVEN BY THE CRYSTAL ZONE POP GROUP, POP SINGER MAK TAK-WOO, TUEN MUN CHILDREN’S CHOIR, TUEN MUN ARTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION (DANCING), AND THE TUEN MUN JUNIOR POLICE CALL (JUDO).

BEARING THE SAME THEME AS LAST YEAR, "SHARE THE FUN, SERVE THE COMMUNITY", THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME THIS YEAR COST 1280,000, WHICH WAS MET BY FUNDS DONATED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

AROUND 430 EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES WIRE ORGANISED DURING THE SUMMER VACATION.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAMME INCLUDED THE GIRL GUIDES OUTDOOR CHALLENGE DAY IN THE TUEN MUN TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND AND A GOLD COAST CARNIVAL NEAR PEARL ISLAND.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT MORE THAN 50,000 YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL.: 5-8428777

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

WORKING GROUP TO MONITOR RELAXATION PROGRAMME ................... 1

THREE-TIER SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFYING FIIMS ......................... 2

MEMBERSHIP OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH COUNCIL ANNOUNCED ................................................

MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCED FOR QE FOUNDATION COUNCIL .................. 6

BOOSTING LRT SAFETY PUBLICITY ................................... 7

PUBLIC ADVISED NOT TO POST LETTERS, PARCELS TO UK................ 7

INQUIRY COMMITTEE SEEKS VIEWS FROM CIVIL SERVANTS ............... 9

FISHERMEN ADVISED TO KEEP AWaY FROM EaST CHIN* SEa............... 9

NEW RO.xD WORKS IN SH* TIN NEW TOWN ............................ 10

CLEANLINESS CaMPaIGN IN SQUATTER AREaS STARTS SUNDAY......... 11

VARIETY SHOW TO LAUNCH YUEN LONG FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN .......... 12

TENDERS INVITED FOR BUILDING FOOTBRIDGE *CROSS QUEENSWaY ... 1J

LEGCO ELECTIONS FORUM IN MONG KOK .............................. 14

SITES TO BE RESUMED FOR FANLING DEVELOPMENT .................... 14

MORE OLD-TYPE I.D. CaRDS INVALID FROM SEPT. 12.................. 15

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1988

WORKING GROUP TO MONITOR RELAXATION PROGRAMME

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A WORKING GROUP WILL BE SET UP AT EACH OF THE CLOSED CENTRES FOR REFUGEES TO MONITOR THE RELAXATION PROCESS AND TO MAINTAIN A CONTINUOUS EXCHANGE OF VIEWS WITH LOCAL COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES.

IN RESPONSE TO MEDIA ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE RELAXATION PROGRAMME, REFUGEE CO-ORDINATOR, MR MIKE HANSON, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT THE WORKING GROUPS WOULD COMPRISE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SECURITY BRANCH, POLICE, CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE LOCAL DISTRICT OFFICE, THE UNHCR AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND HOPEFULLY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS.

’’THE RELAXATION PROCESS WOULD HAVE TO BE SUITED TO LOCAL CONDITIONS OF THE CAMPS WHICH ARE ALL VERY DIFFERENT. WE HAVE TO TAILOR-MAKE THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR EACH CAMP AND WE WILL GO GRADUALLY.

”WE WILL TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME AND CERTAINLY FOR THE FIRST FEW MONTHS THE CAMPS WILL REMAIN UNDER GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT AND WOULD NOT BE PASSED ONTO THE UNHCR UNTIL THEY HAVE ACHIEVED FULL OPEN CENTRE STATUS,” MR HANSON STRESSED.

MR HANSON ALSO SAID THE POLICE WAS PLANNING TO PROVIDE A POLICE PRESENCE SIMILAR TO NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE UNITS INSIDE THE CAMPS AS THE RELAXATION PROGRAMME PROGRESSED, TO ENSURE GOOD LAW AND ORDER.

REGARDING THE CONCERN OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY OVER THE POSSIBILITY OF JOBS BEING TAKEN BY THE REFUGEES, MR HANSON SAID IT WOULD NOT POSE A MAJOR PROBLEM BECAUSE THE NUMBERS WOULD NOT BE VERY GREAT.

’’THE TOTAL CLOSED CAMP POPULATION IS ABOUT 13,000 AND THE NUMBER IS EXPECTED TO DROP OVER TIME WITH RESETTLEMENT NOW TAKING PLACE AT ABOUT 2,000 PER YEAR.

’’MOREOVER, NOT ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE OF WORKING AGE OR ARE READY TO GO TO WORK. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO GUESS BUT THE FIGURE IS AROUND 4,000 TO 5,000,” HE SAID.

EXPLAINING THE LOGISTICS OF FINDING EMPLOYMENT FOR THESE REFUGEES, MR HANSON SAID THE UNHCR WOULD PROVIDE A JOB PLACEMENT SERVICE IN THE CAMPS AND THIS WOULD BE DONE IN STAGES AND MANAGED VERY CAREFULLY.

”WE WILL TRY TO IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO ARE SUITABLY SKILLED AND THEREFORE ABLE TO GO TO WORK IMMEDIATELY AND THEN WE WILL PROGRESSIVELY DEVELOP JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR OTHER PEOPLE.

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"ONCE THEY DO START WORKING THEY WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THEIR ACCOMMODATION. AND ONCE WE PROGRESS TO FULL RELAXATION OF THE CAMPS, THE MANAGEMENT WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE UNHCR AND THE FULL COSTS OF RUNNING THOSE CAMPS WILL BE MET BY THE UNITED NATIONS, NOT HONG KONG TAXPAYERS," HE SAID.

REFERRING TO CONCERN EXPRESSED BY SOME ABOUT PROBLEMS IN MUTUAL ACCEPTANCE BETWEEN THE REFUGEES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS, HE APPEALED FOR TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING.

MR HANSON ADDED THAT GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE DIGNITY OF THE REFUGEES AND WOULD ALSO DO A LOT FOR SOCIAL COHESION AND THE MORALE OF THOSE IN THE CAMPS.

HE STRESSED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO PRESSURE ON LOCAL RESOURCES AND SERVICES AS A RESULT OF THE RELAXATION PROGRAMME BECAUSE THE CAMPS WOULD HAVE THEIR OWN SERVICE FACILITIES.

"FOR EXAMPLE, CHILDREN FROM THE CAMPS WILL BE GOING TO SPECIAL SCHOOLS FOR THEM TO BE FUNDED BY THE UNHCR.

"AND MEDICAL SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED THROUGH AN AGENCY TO BE APPOINTED BY THE UNHCR," HE SAID.

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THREE-TIER SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFYING FILMS t « » « »

THE FILM CENSORSHIP ORDINANCE 1988, WHICH PROVIDES FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF A THREE-TIER SYSTEM OF FILM CLASSIFICATION, WILL COME INTO FORCE ON NOVEMBER 10 THIS YEAR.

UNDER THE FILM CENSORSHIP ORDINANCE, FILMS INTENDED FOR EXHIBITION WILL BE CLASSIFIED BY THE CENSOR INTO THE FOLLOWING THREE CATEGORIES:

CATEGORY I - APPROVED FOR EXHIBITION TO PERSONS OF ANY AGE;

CATEGORY II - APPROVED FOR EXHIBITION TO PERSONS OF ANY AGE

SUBJECT TO THE CONDITION THAT ANY ADVERTISING MATERIAL WHICH RELATES TO THE FILM SHALL CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING NOTICES, OR A NOTICE TO THE LIKE EFFECT, IN BLOCK LETTERS AND CHINESE CHARACTERS PROMINENTLY AND LEGIBLY DISPLAYED -"NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN";

CATEGORY III - APPROVED FOR EXHIBITION ONLY TO PERSONS WHO HAVE ATTAINED THE AGE OF 18 YEARS.

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A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THE FIRST TWO CATEGORIES WOULD REMAIN THE SAME AS WHAT WAS ALLOWED AT PRESENT, WHILE CATEGORY III WAS A NEW CATEGORY WHICH ALLOWED A GREATER CHOICE OF FILMS FOR THE ADULT AUDIENCE.

"PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO CINEMAS WHERE CATEGORY III FILMS ARE SHOWN. YOUNG PEOPLE WISHING TO SEE CATEGORY III FILMS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SHOW TO CINEMA STAFF PROOF THAT THEY ARE AGED 18 YEARS OR OVER,” HE SAID.

"PARENTS MAY NOT TAKE BABIES AND INFANTS INTO CINEMAS WHERE CATEGORY III FILMS ARE SHOWN."

DETAILS OF THE FILM CENSORSHIP REGULATIONS 1988 AND THE GUIDELINES FOK CENSORS WERE PUBLISHED IN TODAY'S GAZETTE.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT THE GUIDELINES, WHICH WERE OF A GENERAL NATURE, SERVED TO INDICATE THE MANNER IN WHICH IT WAS PROPOSED THAT CENSORS EXERCISE THEIR FUNCTIONS UNDER THE FILM CENSORSHIP ORDINANCE.

"THE GUIDELINES SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FILM CENSORSHIP ORDINANCE AND EACH FILM MUST BE EXAMINED AND CLASSIFIED ON ITS OWN MERITS," HE SAID.

"THE AIM OF THE CENSORS SHOULD BE TO REFLECT CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC ATTITUDE TOWARDS CENSORSHIP STANDARDS.

"IN THIS CONNECTION, THE RESULTS OF PUBLIC OPINION SURVEYS ON FILM CENSORSHIP STANDARDS CARRIED OUT FROM TIME TO TIME AND THE ADVICE GIVEN BY A PANEL OF ADVISERS ON A SPECIFIC FILM WILL BE OF ASSISTANCE."

THE PERSON WHO SUBMITS A FILM TO THE COMMISSIONER FOR TELEVISION AND ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING IS REQUIRED TO STATE THE CLASSIFICATION BEING SOUGHT FOR THE FILM WHEN IT IS PUBLICLY EXHIBITED.

HE OR SHE MAY ASK FOR ADVICE BEFORE OR AFTER THE SUBMISSION OF HIS OR HER FILM FOR CENSORSHIP, BUT SUCH ADVICE WILL NOT BE BINDING ON THE CENSOR.

APPEAL TO THE BOARD OF REVIEW IS OPEN TO ANY DISTRIBUTOR WHO FEELS AGGRIEVED BY THE DECISION OF THE CENSOR.

A SERIES OF PUBLICITY MEASURES, INCLUDING ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST (API’S) ON TELEVISION AND POSTERS IN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY CENTRES, WILL BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT STARTING OCTOBER, WITH A VIEW TO EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON THE NEW SYSTEM OF FILM CLASSIFICATION IN TIME FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION.

/MEMBERS OF

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MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW (FILM CENSORSHIP) FOR THE PERIOD OF NOVEMBER 10 THIS YEAR TO NOVEMBER 9, 1991 WERE ALSO ANNOUNCED IN TODAY’S GAZETTE.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD IS PROFESSOR POON CHUNG-KWONG. THE FIVE MEMBERS ARE MRS ELEANOR CHING MAN-LING, MR TERENCE TAI CHUN-TO, MR ALEX ABRAHAM BLUM, MR NORMAN SIN SIU-WAH AND MR CHUNG KING-FAI, AND THE THREE OFFICIAL MEMBERS ARE THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION.

MEANWHILE, A TOTAL OF 18 MEMBERS HAVE BEEN APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR TO THE PANEL OF CENSORS FOR THE PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 10 THIS YEAR TO NOVEMBER 9 NEXT YEAR.

THEY ARE MR PIERRE LEBRUN, MRS LAU LI SIU-MAY, MR IP LUP-NG, MRS CHU CHING SUK-FONG, MISS LAM WAI-YEE, MS TAN SUI-CHENG, MISS CHEUNG PO-YUK, MR LEUNG SHING-SUN, MR SAMUEL LUI, MR LAM MAN-WAH, MISS CHAN WAI-FUN, MS MAK KWAN-HUNG, MR TAM KIN-KEUNG, MS WONG SIU-HEUNG, MS NG YUK-SHAN, MR LO SHIU-TUNG, MISS LI KIT-CHING AND MISS LOUIE YEN-YIN.

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MEMBERSHIP OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH COUNCIL ANNOUNCED * * * » ♦

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF MR HO SAI-CHU AS CHAIRMAN AND MR K.Y. TONGSON AS VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH COUNCIL.

A NOTICE TO THIS EFFECT WAS PUBLISHED IN.TODAY’S GAZETTE.

OTHER MEMBERS ARE:

MR CHEUNG SAI-LUM, MR CHEUNG WOOD-LUN AND MR ALBERT GAZELEY WHO ARE CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD;

MR PETER CHEUNG YIU-TAK, PROFESSOR S.P.B. DONNAN, DR RAYMOND HO CHUNG-TAI, MR PETER NIE AND MR TSANG BUN WHO ARE CURRENTLY MEMBERS OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD’S INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE;

MISS LAM SHUK-YEE OF THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS;

PROFESSOR LEUNG PING-CHUNG OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG;

/MR LIEW NAN-KIJW

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MR LIEW NAN-KIEM OF THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON TRADES UNION COUNCIL;

MR DEREK LINDSAY OF TIJE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC;

MR NG TAT-LUN OF THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES;

MR WONG WING-HOU OF THE HONG KONG OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ASSOCIATION;

SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER;

DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES;

DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING; AND

COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR.

MR HO SAI-CHU HAS TAKEN A KEEN INTEREST IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MATTERS. HE IS CHAIRMAN OR DIRECTOR OF NUMEROUS COMPANIES AND A MEMBER OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD AND ITS INDUSTRIAL SAFEB AND HEALTH COMMITTEE. HE WAS ALSO THE FORMER CHAIRMAN OF I HE PNEUMOCONIOSIS COMPENSATION FUND BOARD.

MR K.Y. TONGSON, WHO IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH FIELD, IS DIRECTOR OF A NUMBER OF PLASTIC

PRODUCTS COMPANIES.

A MEMBER OF THE LAB'S INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE, MR TONGSON AL.SO SERVES AS CHAIRMAN OF TWO OF ITS SUB-COMMITTEES -PLASTICS INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE AND THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PUBLICITY PROGRAMME SUB-COMMITTEE.

THE APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS STARTING FROM AUGUST 22 THIS YEAR.

THE COUNCIL IS A NEWLY ESTABLISHED STATUTORY BODY WITH THE TASK OF FOSTERING SAFER AND HEALTHIER CONDITIONS IN THE WORKPLACE.

IT WILL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 27, ON THE 14TII FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, CENTRAL. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. 1988

MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCED FOR QE FOUNDATION :OUNC1L

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THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED APPOINTMENTS TO THE COUNCIL OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH FOUNDATION FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS FROM AUGUST 15.

THE GOVERNOR HAS APPOINTED DR HENRIETTA IP MAN-HING AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL AND, AS MEMBERS, MISS MARION FANG SUM-SUK, MESSRS LEUNG CHIU-MAN, LEE JARK-PUI, LEE MAN-BAN, DAVID W. GAIRNS AND JOHN R. BUDGE, MRS KATIE KWOK LEUNG SUI-YING AND MR MICHAEL LAI KAM-CHEUNG.

THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR REHABILITATION WILL SERVE ON THE COUNCIL AS EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS.

THE APPOINTMENTS, GAZETTED TODAY, HAVE BEEN MADE UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH FOUNDATION FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED ORDINANCE WHICH WAS ENACTED ON JULY 20.

’’THE PURPOSE OF THE FOUNDATION IS TO FURTHER THE WELFARE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED IN HONG KONG, AND TO PROMOTE THEIR EMPLOYMENT PROSPECT,” A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

"THE ASSETS OF THE FOUNDATION WILL INITIALLY BE ABOUT $91 MILLION, WHICH INCLUDES $30 MILLION FROM THE SALE OF GOLD COINS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO COMMEMORATE THE QUEEN’S VISIT TO HONG KONG IN 1986, $30 MILLION AS A MATCHING CONTRIBUTION FROM GENERAL REVENUE, AND $30 MILLION DONATED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.”

DR IP IS CURRENTLY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REHABILITATION DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE (RDCC). MISS FANG AND MR LEE ARE ALSO MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE.

"THEIR APPOINTMENTS TO THE COUNCIL OF THE FOUNDATION WILL PROVIDE A LINK BETWEEN THE FOUNDATION AND THE RDCC TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO OVERLAP BETWEEN WHAT IS FUNDED FROM GENERAL REVENUE IN IMPLEMENTING THE REHABILITATION PROGRAMME PLAN AND THE ACTIVITIES OF THE FOUNDATION," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"ON THE OTHER HAND, THE APPOINTMENTS WILL ENSURE THAT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, AND EXPERTISE ON THE REHABILITATION OF THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, INCLUDING THOSE WITH MULTIPLE HANDICAPS, WILL BE AVAILABLE WITHIN THE COUNCIL FOR MANAGING THE ASSETS AND INCOME AND CARRYING OUT THE PURPOSE OF THE FOUNDATION."


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1988

BOOSTING LRT SAFETY PUBLICITY « » » »

PUBLICITY AIMED AT INCREASING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE NEED TO OBSERVE SAFETY RULES IN THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT AREA IN TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG IS BEING FURTHER BOOSTED WITH A SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC INTEREST ON TELEVISION.

THE API TO BE SCREENED ON TV TODAY (FRIDAY), URGES MOTORISTS TO STRICTLY OBEY THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND NOT TO ENTER YELLOW BOXES AT LRT JUNCTIONS UNLESS THE EXIT IS CLEAR.

THE FIRST API, WHICH HAS BEEN TELEVISED SINCE THE END OF JULY TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE NEW ROAD AND TRAFFIC SIGNS YND THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT TRESPASSING INTO LRT TRACKS, WILL CONTINUE TO BE AIRED.

IN ADDITION, THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION STARTED PLACING ADVERTISEMENTS IN CHINESE NEWSPAPERS TODAY TO FAMILIARISE MOTORISTS WITH THE OPERATION OF THE TRAFFIC SIGNALLING SYSTEM AT LRT JUNCTIONS AS WELL AS TO URGE DRIVERS NOT TO STOP INSIDE YELLOW BOX, .

CURRENTLY AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON LRT SAFETY IS BEING SHOWN IN SEVEN CINEMAS IN TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG.

THE LATEST PUBLICITY BOOST, COORDINATED BY THE GOVERNMENT, IS PART OF A CAMPAIGN TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE OPERATION OF THE LRT SYSTEM BOTH ON A TERRITORY-WIDE BASIS AND LOCALLY IN TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG.

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PUBLIC ADVISED NOT TO POST LETTERS. PARCELS TO UK

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THE POST OFFICE ADVISED THE PUBLIC TODAY (FRIDAY) NOT TO POST LETTERS AND PARCELS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM BECAUSE OF THE POSTAL DISPUTE THERE.

THE UK POST OFFICE HAS SUSPENDED ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH ITEMS OWING TO THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION BEING TAKEN BY ITS STAFF.

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HOWEVER, THE ACTING DEPUTY POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR S.K. LI, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING THAT URGENT BUSINESS PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS COULD STILL BE SENT TO 11 MAJOR CITIES IN THE UK THROUGH THE PRIVATE COMPANIES EMPLOYED BY THE POST OFFICE.

THESE CITIES ARE:

BIRMINGHAM LONDON

BRISTOL MANCHESTER

EDINBURGH NEWCASTLE

GLASGOW NOTTINGHAM

LEEDS READING

LIVERPOOL

MR LI SAID LETTERS AND PARCELS WHICH WERE POSTED IN HONG RONG BUT COULD NOT BE FORWARDED TO THE UK WERE BEING RETURNED TO THE SENDERS.

ITEMS WHICH DO NOT BEAR THE PARTICULARS OF THE SENDERS WILL BE HELD IN THE POST OFFICE.

THESE ITEMS COULD BE POSTED AGAIN AFTER THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN THE UK HAD ENDED AND FRESH POSTAGE WOULD NOT BE NECESSARY.

SENDERS WHO WISH TO GET BACK THEIR LETTERS CAN PHONE THE POST OFFICE ENQUIRIES BUREAU ON 5-231071.

SUITABLE NOTICES HAD BEEN PUT UP AT ALL POST OFFICES AND POSTING BOXES, HE POINTED OUT.

SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO JERSEY WAS NOT AFFECTED AND ALL ITEMS, DOCUMENTS, BUSINESS PAPERS, SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE COULD BE ACCEPTED, MR LI ADDED.

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INQUIRY COMMITTEE SEEKS VIEWS FROM CIVIL SERVANTS

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THE INDEPENDENT COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY APPOINTED TO LOOK INTO THE DISPUTE BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND ITS STAFF OVER THE 1988 PAY AWARD AND RELATED MATTERS IS INVITING VIEWS FROM CIVIL SERVANTS AND STAFF ASSOCIATIONS.

THEY ARE ENCOURAGED TO FORWARD THEIR VIEWS TO THE COMMITTEE ON MATTERS FALLING WITHIN THE COMMITTEE'S TERMS OF REFERENCE.

IN ADDITION TO THE 1988 PAY AWARD, THESE MATTERS INCLUDE THE PAY TREND SURVEY METHODOLOGY AND THE 1986 PAY LEVEL SURVEY.

THE COMMITTEE HAS ALSO WRITTEN TO LEADING PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANISATIONS FOR THEIR VIEWS AND INVITED THE OFFICIAL SIDE AND STAFF SIDE OF THE SENIOR CIVIL SERVICE COUNCIL TO MAKE FORMAL SUBMISSIONS.

INVITATIONS HAVE ALSO BEEN SENT TO THE POLICE FORCE COUNCIL AND THE MODEL SCALE 1 STAFF consultative council.

THE THREE-MAN COMMITTEE, WHICH WAS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR LAST MONTH, IS EXPECTED TO SUBMIT A PRELIMINARY REPORT BY NOVEMBER 21.

THE COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY'S ADDRESS IS ROOM 507, MAIN WING, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG.

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FISHERMEN ADVISED TO KEEP AWAY FROM EAST CHINA SEA

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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) ADVISED LOCAL FISHERMEN OPERATING OR INTENDING TO OPERATE IN THE EAST CHINA SEA NOT TO ENTER A SPECIAL AREA WITH A 35-NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 14 TO OCTOBER 3 FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY.

THE SPECIAL AREA IS CENTRED AT 28 DEGREES 13 MINUTES NORTH LATITUDE AND 123 DEGREES 53 MINUTES EAST LONGITUDE.

THE ADVICE FOLLOWED AN ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WOULD LAUNCH A CARRIER ROCKET TO THAT TARGET AREA DURING THE SPECIFIED PERIOD.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT REQUESTED GOVERNMENTS OF OTHER COUNTRIES TO INFORM THKIK ^SELS AIRCRAFTS NOT TO ENTER THAT AREA OR THE SPACE OVER IT BETWEEN 1 AND 5 PM BEIJING TIME ON THOSE INCLUSIVE DATES.

HAD AND AM

"IN VIEW OF THE FACT THAT THE LOCATION IS ONE OF THE POPULAR FISHING GROUNDS FOR LOCAL FISHERMEN, WE STRONGLY URGE THEM TO HEE OUR ADVICE," HE ADDED.

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NEW ROAD WORKS IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN *****

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CONSTRUCT ROADS, INTERCHANGES AND ASSOCIATED FOOTPATHS AND CYCLE-TRACKS IN SHA TIN AND MA ON SHAN TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SHA TIN NEW TOWN’S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.

WHEN COMPLETED IN MID 1991, THE PROPOSED WORKS TOGETHER WITH ROAD T6, THE TATE’S CAIRN TUNNEL AND THE TOLO HIGHWAY WOULD FORM A MAJOR ROAD NETWORK CONNECTING EAST KOWLOON WITH THE NORTHEAST NEW TERRITORIES AND MA ON SHAN.

THE PROPOSED WORKS WILL MAINLY INCLUDE:

» CONSTRUCTION OF A DUAL THREE-LANE CARRIAGEWAY (T5) FROM TATE’S CAIRN TUNNEL SHA TIN APPROACHES AT TAI SHEK KWU TO MA ON SHAN ROAD NEAR A KUNG KOK FISHERMEN’S NEW VILLAGE;

* CONSTRUCTION OF AN ELEVATED ROUNDABOUT AND ASSOCIATED ROADS IN AREA 11 PROVIDING CONNECTIONS FOR ROAD T5 , ROAD Pl AND ROAD DI 7;

* CONSTRUCTION OF A VEHICULAR SUBWAY FOR ACCESS TO THE TURRET HILL QUARRY;

» CONSTRUCTION OF THE SECOND CARRIAGEWAY (T7) OF MA ON SHAN ROAD IN AREA 82 AND AREA 86 AS WELL AS UPGRADING AN EXISTING TRACK INTO A TWO-WAY DISTRICT ROAD (DI 7) FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH A KUNG KOK ACCESS ROAD TO THE JUNCTION OF HANG SHUN STREET AND HANG TAK STREET IN AREA 75;

» BUILDING OF AN INTERCHANGE AND ASSOCIATED ROADS IN AREAS 82 AND 86; FOOTPATHS AND CYCLE TRACKS IN AREAS 11, 51, 73, 82

AND 86;

* CONSTRUCTION OF THE ASSOCIATED FOUNDATIONS, EARTHWORK, DRAINAGE AND RETAINING WALLS AND OTHER ANCILLARY WORKS.

BECAUSE OF THE WORKS, SECTIONS OF ROADS WILL HAVE TO BE CLOSED.

ROADS TO BE AFFECTED INCLUDE SECTIONS OF TAI CHUNG KIU ROAD, MA ON SHAN ROAD, EXISTING ACCESS ROAD TO A KUNG KOK, FOOTPATHS AND CYCLE TRACKS NEAR MA ON SHAN ROAD, A TRACK EAST OF A KUNG KOK FISHERMEN’S NEW VILLAGE, HANG TAK STREET, FOOTPATHS AND CYCLETRACKS NEAR THE PUMPING STATION IN AREA 86, AND THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE PUMPING STATION.

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ALTERNATIVE ACCESS TO THE AFFECTED ROADS LYING WITHIN THE

LIMIT OF THE WORKS AREA WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE

CONSTRUCTION PERIOD.

A NOTICE ON THE PROPOSED ROAD WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE

GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

A PLAN SHOWING THE PROPOSED WORKS CAN BE SEEN AT THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT OFFICES:

CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY;

THE SHA TIN DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, 2 TUNG LO WAN HILL ROAD, SHA TIN, NEW TERRITORIES; AND

THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, 6TH FLOOR, K.C.R. HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.

ANY PERSON OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSAL MUST WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 8, 1988.

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CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN IN SQUATTER AREAS STARTS SUNDAY

A CAMPAIGN AIMED AT AROUSING RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANLINESS IN SQUATTER AREAS WILL BE LAUNCHED IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 11.30 AM AT THE OPEN SPACE OUTSIDE THE SHEUNG YUEN LENG MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE OFFICE IN DIAMOND HILL.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD’S SQUATTER AREAS COMMITTEE, MRS LEE LO YUK-SIM; CHAIRMAN OF THE CAMPAIGN'S WORKING GROUP, MR LI YUK-WAH; AND WONG TAI SIN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILLIAM KWAN.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL PITCH IN TO HELP KEEP THE PLACE CLEAN.

/THE SQUATTER

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THE SQUATTER AREA CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN IS ORGANISED BY A WORKING GROUP SET UP UNDER THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD’S SQUATTER AREAS COMMITTEE.

ACTIVITIES ORGANISED FOR THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDE A QUIZ COMPETITION, A COLOUR SHADING COMPETITION, AND A “CLEANEST HOUSEHOLD” COMPETITION FOR RESIDENTS IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT’S SQUATTER AREAS.

APPLICATION FORMS OF THESE COMPETITIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ANY BRANCH OFFICES OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT SQUATTER AREAS CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN TO BE HELD AT 11.30 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 1 1 ) AT THE OPEN SPACE AT THE JUNCTION OF SOCIAL AVENUE AND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD (IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF THE SHEUNG YUEN LENG MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE SITUATED NEAR THE DIAMOND HILL MTR STATION).

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VARIETY SHOW TO LAUNCH YUEN LONG FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN

A FREE VARIETY SHOW WITH THE THEME ON ANTI-TRIAD ACTIVITIES WILL BE STAGED IN YUEN LONG TOMORROW (SATURDAY) EVENING TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE 1988 YUEN LONG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN.

THE EVENT, WHICH STARTS AT 8.30 PM, WILL BE HELD IN THE BASKETBALL COURT NEXT TO THE TUNG KOON SCHOOL IN LONG PING ESTATE.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALAN WONG; YUEN LONG POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR T. ORSLER; DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR TAI KUEN AND CHAIRMAN OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, MR LAI KWOK-YIU.

PROGRAMMES OF THE EVENING WILL FEATURE SINGING, DANCES, ACROBATICS AND KUNG FU DEMONSTRATIONS.

APART FROM THE VARIETY SHOW CUM OPENING CEREMONY, A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES HAS BEEN PLANNED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR IN YUEN LONG TO SPREAD THE FIGHT CRIME MESSAGE AMONG RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

/THE ACTIVITIES .......

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THE ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE SEMINARS, VISITS, A DEBATE CONTEST, PROMOTION OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME AND A PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY FOR WINNERS OF YUEN LONG GOOD CITIZEN AWARD.

THIS YEAR, THE EMPHASIS OF THE CENTRAL FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE’S WORK WILL BE PLACED IN THREE MAJOR AREAS, NAMELY, ANTI-TRIAL ACTIVITIES, ANTI-THEFT AND HOME SECURITY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHBR TO ATTEND THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 1988 YUEN LONG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN CUM ANTI-TRIAD ACTIVITIES VARIETY SHOW TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT 8.30 PM AT THE BASKETBALL COURT NEXT TO TUNG KOON SCHOOL IN LONG PING ESTATE, YUEN LONG.

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THE GOVERNMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE ACROSS QUEENSWAY BETWEEN THE SUPREME COURT AND ADMIRALTY II SITE.

THE WORKS WILL INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 3.5-METRE-WIDE AND 40-METRE-LONG STEEL FOOTBRIDGE ACROSS QUEENSWAY.

THE PROPOSED FOOTBRIDGE WILL REDUCE THE PEAK HOUR CONGESTION THAT OCCURS ON THE EXISTING FOOTBRIDGE LINKING QUEENSWAY PLAZA AND THE QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES COMPLEX AND WILL COPE WITH THE FUTURE PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC DEMANDS IN THE AREA.

CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO COMMENCE IN NOVEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 14 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE SAME DEPARTMENT.

THE TENDER NOTICE WAS PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S (FRIDAY) GAZETTE.

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LEGCO ELECTIONS FORUM IN MONG KOK

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A FORUM FOR THE THREE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SEAT FOR THE SOUTH KOWLOON CONSTITBNCY OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE WILL BE HELD IN MONG KOK TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE THREE CANDIDATES ARE MR NG KIN-SUN OF YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD, MR CLEMENT TO KWOK-LAU OF MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD AND MR KINGSLEY SIT HO-YIN OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD.

ORGANISED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, THE FORUM AIMS AT PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CANDIDATES TO EXPLAIN THEIR PLATFORMS TO THEIR ELECTORS.

LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES AND MONG KOK RESIDENTS HAVE DEEN ALSO INVITED TO ATTEND THE FORUM.

MR LAU KWOK-YU, A LECTURER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC AND SOCIAL ADMINISTRATION AT THE CITY POLYTECHNIC OF HONG KONG, WILL BE THE MODERATOR OF THE FORUM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT, WHICH WILL START AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW AT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHINA MONG KOK CHURCH AT 56 BUTE STREET, KOWLOON.

SITES TO BE RESUMED FOR FANLING DEVELOPMENT * » t » «

THE GOVERNMENT IS TO RESUME 99 LOTS IN FANLING FOR SITE FORMATION, ROADS AND DRAINAGE WORKS IN THE AREA.

THE LOTS COMPRISE 195 SQUARE METRES OF BUILDING LAND AND 32,059.9 SQUARE METRES OF AGRICULTURAL LAND.

THE RESUMPTION IS REQUIRED TO FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SECONDARY SCHOOL TO COMMENCE IN DECEMBER.

A NOTICE ON THE RESUMPTION WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY). THE LOTS WILL REVERT TO THE GOVERNMENT ON THE EXPIRY OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE POSTING OF THE NOTICE.

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MORE OLD-TYPE I.D. CARDS INVALID FROM SEPT.

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) REMINDED MEN BORN BETWEEN 1957 AND 1962 THAT THEIR OLD-TYPE IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED BEFORE JULY 1 LAST YEAR WILL CEASE TO BE VALID DOCUMENTS FROM SEPTEMBER 12 THIS YEAR.

"THIS IS THE SECOND BATCH OF I.D. CARDS DECLARED INVALID SINCE THIS NEW I.D. CARD RE-ISSUE SCHEME STARTED ON JULY, 1987," A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

HE EMPHASISED THAT ONCE AN OLD CARD WAS DECLARED INVALID, IT WOULD NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY PURPOSE.

"FOR EXAMPLE, MEN OF THE ABOVE AGE GROUP HOLDING AN INVALID OLD-TYPE I.D. CARD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE IT FOR TRAVEL TO CHINA OR MACAU OR TO APPLY FOR A TRAVEL DOCUMENT," HE SAID.

"HOWEVER, THOSE WHO HAVE MISSED THEIR SPECIFIED CARD RENEWAL PERIODS DUE TO THEIR ABSENCE FROM HONG KONG OR ANY OTHER REASONS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY APPROACH ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT NEW I.D. CARD ISSUE OFFICES," HE ADDED.

THESE CASES WILL BE LOOKED INTO THOROUGHLY AND DEALT WITH ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL MERITS.

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ............. 1

MANPOWER BOOST FOR CAS ........................................ 1

PROMOTIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS ................................ 2

KWUN TONG EYE-CARING CAMPAIGN BEGINS .......................... 3

NEW DISTRICT OPEN SPACES IN TAI PO ............................ 4

LEGCO NT (EAST) CANDIDATES' FORUM IN TAI PO ................... h

LEGCO ELECTION FORUM FOR NT (SOUTH) CANDIDATES ................ 5

TSUI LAM COMMUNITY HALL OPENS TOMORROW ........................ 6

NEW OFFICES FOR MSB DIVISIONS.................................. 6

DTC REGISTERED................................................. 7

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TAI KOK TSUI

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS t * t ♦

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) APPROVED PAYMENT OF $34,147 FROM THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE (TAVA) FUND TO THE FAMILY OF TWO PEOPLE INVOLVED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN KWAI CHUNG LAST MONTH.

A WOMAN WAS KILLED AND HER HUSBAND INJURED IN A COLLISION BETWEEN TWO PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES IN TA CHUEN PING STREET, KWAI CHUNG, ON AUGUST 13.

THREE PASSENGERS ON BOARD THE PLB’S WERE ALSO INJURED. THE TAVA SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY PROCESSING THE APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE FROM TWO INJURED PASSENGERS. THE REMAINING ONE WAS NOT ELIGIBLE.

THE TAVA SCHEME PROVIDES QUICK FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS OR THEIR DEPENDANTS WITHOUT TAKING REGARD OF THE MEANS OF A FAMILY OR THE ELEMENT OF FAULT IN CAUSING THE ACCIDENT.

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS CAN BE DIRECTED TO THE DEPARTMENT’S TAVA SECTION ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF VICTORIA CENTRE, 15 WATSON ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY OR BY CALLING 5-702342.

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THE CIVIL AID SERVICES (CAS) HAD A WELCOME BOOST IN MANPOWER TODAY (SATURDAY) WITH THE PASSING OUT OF 150 NEW RECRUITS.

THE INCREASE IN MANPOWER COMES AT A TIME WHEN THE VOLUNTEER SERVICE HAS BEEN HEAVILY INVOLVED IN MANNING CENTRES FOR VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE SINCE APRIL THIS YEAR.

MANY OF THE RECRUITS, COMPRISING BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, IN THE 36TH RECRUITS PASSING OUT PARADE THIS EVENING HAVE ALREADY HAD A EXPERIENCE IN HELPING OUT AT THE GREEN ISLAND RECEPTION CENTRE FOR BOAT PEOPLE AND THE TEMPORARY HOLDING CENTRES ON BOARD PASSENGER FERRIES. THIS TOOK PLACE TOWARDS THE END OF THEIR SIX-MONTH BASIC TRAINING.

NOW THAT THEY HAVE GRADUATED, THESE NEW CAS MEMBERS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO DUTIES AT THE GREEN ISLAND RECEPTION CENTRE AND THE ARGYLE STREET CAMP TV DETENTION CENTRE.

OTHER DUTIES THAT THEY CAN BE CALLED UPON TO UNDERTAKE INCLUDE FOREST FIRE FIGHTING, COUNTRY PARK PATROLLING AND CROWD CONTROL AT COMMUNITY CHEST WALKS FOR A MILLION.

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ADDRESSING THE PARADE, THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, MR JOHN MARCH, PRAISED THE ENTHUSIASTIC COMMITMENT AND SKILL DISPLAYED BY CAS PERSONNEL IN EMERGENCIES SUCH AS NATURAL DISASTERS, MOUNTAIN RESCUES AND COUNTRY FIRE FIGHTING.

"THE SAME MUST BE SAID, I AM SURE, BY THOSE WHO HAVE BENEFITTED FROM EXCELLENT NON-EMERGENCY WORK NOW CARRIED OUT BY THE CAS, IN PARTICULAR IN CONNECTION WITH THE MASSIVE TASK OF REFUGEE MANAGEMENT," HE ADDED.

MR MARCH ALSO PRESENTED CIVIL DEFENCE LONG SERVICE MEDALS AND CLASPS TO 28 VOLUNTEERS WHO HAD COMPLETED 15, 27 OR 39 YEARS OF EFFICIENT SERVICE. COMMISSIONER’S COMMENDATION CERTIFICATES WERE AWARDED TO ANOTHER SIX CAS VOLUNTEERS.

AMONG THEM, MR LEUNG WING WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO RECEIVE THE SECOND CLASP WITH 39 YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE CAS.

MR JOHN FORTUNE, THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (OPERATIONS), BECAME THE FIRST PERSON TO BE AWARDED BOTH AN EFFICIENCY DECORATION WITH THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT (THE VOLUNTEERS I AND A CIVIL DEFENCE LONG SERVICE MEDAL WITH THE CAS.

MR MARCH TOLD THE RECRUITS: "NO DOUBT YOU WILL OCCASIONALLY FIND YOUR DUTIES ONEROUS AND SELF-SACRIFICING, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND YOU SHOULD ALSO DRAW SELF-SATISFACTION FROM HELPING PEOPLE IN NEED AND DISTRESS OR WHEN YOU FEEL YOU HAVE JUST DONE A GOOD JOB."

THE PASSING OUT PARADE WAS HELD AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN PLAYGROUND IN KOWLOON.

THE CAS COMMISSIONER, SIR ROGER LOBO, WAS IN ATTENDANCE.

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POLICE TODAY (SATURDAY) ANNOUNCED THE PROMOTION OF 13 VETERAN OFFICERS, WHO HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME, TO THE RANK OF SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT.

AT A CEREMONY AT THE POLICE HEADQUARTERS, THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR LI KWAN-HA, PRESENTED LETTERS OF PROMOTION TO NINE OF THE OFFICERS AND CONGRATULATED THEM ON THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.

THE PROMOTED OFFICERS ARE MICHAEL BENSON, PETER BURBIDGE-KING, CHEUNG CHI-SHUM, DAVES HUGHES, LUK HUNG-KUEN, JOHN MASON, NG WAT-KIT, IAN SEABOURNE AND RICHARD TUDOR.

FOUR OTHER NEWLY-PROMOTED SENIOR SUPERINTENDENTS - MESSERS STEVE CORRICK, HUI YUE-KWAN, NORRIE RAE, AND MRS CHRISTINE LEE - ARE NOT IN HONG KONG AT THE MOMENT.

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KWUN TONG EYE-CARING CAMPAIGN BEGINS t ♦ * t

EVERY SECTOR OF THE COMMUNITY SHOULD UPHOLD THE TRADITION OF SHOWING RESPECT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, AND ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN PROMOTING SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY, THE OUTGOING REGIONAL SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON), MR T.H. CHAU, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT EYE-CARING CAMPAIGN -CR THE ELDERLY, MR CHAU NOTED THAT THE SUCCESS OF HONG KONG OWED 4 GREAT DEAL TO SENIOR CITIZENS WHO HAD, IN THE PAST, MADE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIETY.

HF. PRAISED THE TWO ORGANISERS OF THE CAMPAIGN - THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD AND THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS - FOR HAVING IMPLEMENTED VARIOUS PROJECTS FOR THE ELDERLY AS WELL AS PROVIDING MUCH-NEEDED SERVICES FOR THEM.

THE EYE-CARING CAMPAIGN, WHICH RUNS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 22, IS AIMED AT DISSEMINATING EYE-CARING KNOWLEDGE TO RESIDENTS, AND PROVIDING FREE EYE CHECK-UPS FOR THOSE RESIDENTS AGED OVER 60.

ALSO SPEAKING AT THE CEREMONY, THE CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE CAMPAIGN, MRS WINNIE POON, SAID SHE HOPED THAT THE CAMPAIGN WOULD FURTHER AROUSE PUBLIC CONCERN AND SUPPORT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS TO ENSURE THAT GOOD CARE WAS TAKEN OF EACH ONE OF THEM.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, MR PAUL YU SH1U-TIN, TOLD THE GATHERING THAT IT WAS THE EIGHTH EYE-CARING CAMPAIGN JOINTLY STAGED BY THE GROUP WITH DISTRICT BOARDS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE CAMPAIGN ALSO UNDERLINED THE GROUP’S OBJECTIVE OF SERVING THE ELDERLY.

FOLLOWING THE OPENING, ABOUT 200 SENIOR CITIZENS ATTENDING THE CEREMONY AT LOK WAH ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE WERE' GIVEN FREE EYE CHECK-UPS AND COPIES OF AN INFORMATION BOOKLET.

EYE CHECK-UP SERVICES AND EYE-CARING EXHIBITIONS WILL ALSO BE HELD IN OTHER 12 VENUES IN THE DISTRICT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 22.

ENQUIRIES ON THE CAMPAIGN MAY BE MADE TO THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE ON 3-7598033.

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NEW DISTRICT OPEN SPACES IN TAI FO » * » «

THREE NEW DISTRICT OPEN SPACES ARE TO BE BUILT IN TAI PO TO PROVIDE MORE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR RESIDENTS.

WITH A TOTAL AREA OF ABOUT 13.6 HECTARES, THEY WILL BE BUILT AT MUI SHUE HANG, NEAR TAI PO TAU AND SAN WAI TSAI VILLAGES AND AT YUEN CHAU TSAI.

THE OPEN SPACE AT MUI SHUE HANG WILL BE PROVIDED WITH RIVERSIDE AND WOODLAND WALKWAYS, VIEWING PAVILIONS, PICNIC AREAS, PUBLIC LAVATORIES, A JOGGING TRAIL AND SITTING OUT AREAS.

THE ONE NEAR TAI PO TAU AND SAN WAI TSAI VILLAGES WILL HAVE BASKETBALL COURTS, A VOLLEYBALL COURT, PUBLIC TOILETS, CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAS AND SITTING OUT AREAS.

THE REMAINING ONE AT YUEN CHAU TSAI WILL INCLUDE A PROMENADE, VIEWING PAVILIONS, A CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA, A JOGGING TRAIL, PUBLIC TOILETS AND AN ORNAMENTAL POND.

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT. WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 15 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS 12 NOON ON SEPTEMBER 30.

LEGCO NT (EAST) CANDIDATES’ FORUM IN TAI PO » » « » »

THE TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE WILL HOLD A FORUM FOR THE CANDIDATES CONTESTING IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) CONSTITUENCY OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

THE FORUM WILL PROVIDE A CHANCE FOR THE TWO CANDIDATES, MR MICHAEL LAI KAM-CHEUNG AND MR ANDREW WONG WANG-FAT, TO MEET MEMBERS OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD.

MR LAI AND MR WONG WILL PRESENT THEIR PLATFORMS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE DB MEMBERS AND MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES.

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THE FORUM, TO BE HELD IN THE CONFERENIE ROOM OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD SECRETAR J AT, WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

NOTE TO EDITOR:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE LEGCO CANDIDATES FORUM AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 152 KWONG FUK ROAD BEGINNING AT 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

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LEGCO ELECTION FORUM FOR NT (SOUTH) CANDIDATES ♦ » * » «

A FORUM TO INTRODUCE CANDIDATES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) CONSTITUENCY OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL BE ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE TSUEN WAN, KWAI TS1NG, ISLANDS AND SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICES ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

STANDING FOR ELECTION IN THIS CONSTITUENCY ARE MR RICHARD LAI SUNG-LUNG, MR LAM WAI-KEUNG, MR WILLIAM WAN HON-CHEUNG AND MR DAVID YEUNG FUK-KWONG.

AT THE FORUM, THE CANDIDATES WILL PRESENT THEIR PLATFORMS AND THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY LEGCO CANDIDATE FORUM TO BE HELD ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) IN THE CENTENARY III, HONG KONG HOTEL, 3 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI. THE FORUM WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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TSUI LAM COMMUNITY HALL OPENS TOMORROW » » * »

THE TSUI LAM COMMUNITY HALL AT TSUI LAM ESTATE IN JUNK BAY NEW TOWN WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

SITUATED AT THE CENTRE OF TSUI LAM ESTATE, THE COMMUNITY HALL IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE DISTRICT AND APPLICATIONS FOR THE USE OF ITS FACILITIES ARE ALREADY BEING ACCEPTED.

FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CENTRE INCLUDE AN ASSEMBLY HALL WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE 350 PEOPLE, CONFERENCE ROOM, BADMINTON COURT, ACTIVITY ROOM AND DRESSING ROOMS.

THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE HAS ALSO SET UP AN ENQUIRY COUNTER AT THE COMMUNITY HALL TO ANSWER PUBLIC ENQUIRIES.

OFFICIATING AT TOMORROW’S OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR CHRISTOPHER MUNN; SENIOR HOUSING MANAGER (SAU MAU PING DISTRICT), MR CHAN NAM-PING; AND DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER (WONG TAI SIN AND SAI KUNG), MRS WONG YAU SIN-YU.

LION DANCES AND SINGING BY THE SAI KUNG CHILDREN'S CHOIR ARE INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TSUI LAM COMMUNITY HALL AT TSUI LAM ESTATE, JUNK BAY TOMORROW (SUNDAY). THE CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM. TRANSPORT FOR THE MEDIA WILL DEPART FROM THE SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES (NEAR THE POST OFFICE), CHAN MAN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN AT 1.45 PM.

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NEW OFFICES FOR MSB DIVISIONS * » * «

OWING TO THE EXPANSION OF DIVISIONS AND UNITS IN THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, SOME OF THEM WILL BE OPERATING FROM NEW OFFICES ON THE 25TH FLOOR OF SHUI ON CENTRE, 6-8 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG, STARTING FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

THESE OFFICES ARE THE BRANCH’S CULTURE DIVISION, THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE DIVISION, THE SECRETARIAT OF THE COUNCIL FOR RECREATION AND SPORT, THE SECRETARIAT OF THE ACCREDITATION PANEL AND THE TRANSLATION UNIT OF THE ADMINISTRATION DIVISION.

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WITH EFFECT FROM MONDAY, THESE OFFICES CAN BE CONTACTED AT THE FOLLOWING NEW TELEPHONE NUMBERS:

CULTURE DIVISION : 5-8660667, 5-8660679;

RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE DIVISION : 5-8660840, 5-8660807,

5-8660825;

SECRETARIAT OF THE COUNCIL FOR RECREATION AND SPORT : 5-8660716,

5-8660694, 5-8660705, 5-8660891;

SECRETARIAT OF THE ACCREDITATION PANEL : 5-8660649;

TRANSLATION UNIT : 5-8660819, 5-8660812.

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DTC REGISTERED * t *

THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ANNOUNCED TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT GOLDEN GATE FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED HAS BEEN REGISTERED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY ON SEPTEMBER 9 THIS YEAR UNDER SECTION 21(1) OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TO FACILITATE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LARCH STREET IN TAI KOK TSUI, LARCH STREET BETWEEN FIR STREET AND LIME STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) TO 10 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

MOTORISTS ON TONG MEI ROAD NORTHBOUND HEADING FOR THE SECTION OF LARCH STREET WEST OF LIME STREET WILL BE DIVERTED VIA TUNG CHAU STREET AND LIME STREET.

THEY CAN ALSO CHOOSE TO USE LARCH STREET EAST OF FIR STREET, FIR STREET, TONG MEI ROAD NORTHBOUND, TUNG CHAU STREET AND LIME STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS FOR JULY................... 1

MANPOWER SURVEY CN ACCOUNTANCY BEGINS ........................... 9

MAC’S TO BE FORMED IN JUNK BAY................................... 9

RECLAMATION IN JUNK BAY AUTHORISED.............................. 10

NT LOTS TO LET BY TENDER ....................................... 11

SHA TIN DB TO DISCUSS POLLUTION FROM ROUTE 5.................... 11

YAU TSIM DB ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW................ 12

NORTH DB COMMITTEE TO CuiibxDER TRACK REPAIR.................... 13

RAINFALL IN AUGUST ABOVE AVERAGE ............................... 13

URBAN COUNCIL TO DEBATE DRAFT BASIC LAW......................... 16

UK OFFICERS SECONDED TO HK POLICE............................... 16

EDUCATION COMMISSION REPORT ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA.............. 18

KING’S ROAD TRAFFIC MATTERS ON nGENDA........................... 19

’MEET-THE-PUBLIC’ SCHIME PUBLICITY ON COMMITTEE AGENDA...... 19

WONG TAI SIN DB MEMBERS SHOW HOW TO KEEP CLEAN ................. 20

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR SHA TIN TABLE TENNIS COMPETITION

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TRADE STATISTICS EOR JULY « » t »

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE IN JULY 1988, AT $88,503 MILLION, GREW BY 29 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS COMPARED WITH JULY 1987, ACCORDING TO DETAILED FIGURES ON VALUE OF TRADE IN JULY RELEASED TODAY (SUNDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS INCREASED BI 6 PER CENT TO $20,135 MILLION IN JULY, WHILE RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 17 PER CENT TO $23,974 MILLION, THUS BRINGING TOTAL EXPORTS IN JULY TO $41,110 MILLION, WHICH REPRESENTED AN INCREASE OF 25 PER ('ENT OVER JULY 1987.

DURING THE SAME PERIOD OF COMPARISON, IMPORTS INCREASED BY 33 PER CENT TO $44,394 MILLION IN JULY 1988.

COMPARING JULY 1988 WITH JULY 1987, SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA I+35 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (+32 PER CENT), THE NETHERLANDS (+27 PER CENT) AND THE UNITED KINGDOM (+25 PER CENT).

THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN AND REPUBLIC OF GERMANY ALSO GREW, BY 12 PER ('ENT AND RESPECTIVELY. HOWEVER, DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S.A., MARKET, DECREASED BY 8 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS.

THE FEDERAL 9 PER CENT THE LARGEST

IMPORTS FROM MOST MAJOR SUPPLIERS INCREASED IN VALUE TERMS IN JULY 1988 OVER JULY 1987, ESPECIALLY THOSE FROM THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (+61 PER CENT), THE U.S.A. (+44 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (+42 PER CENT), CHINA (+33 PER CENT), TAIWAN (+31 PER CENT) AND ITALY (+30 PER CENT). IMPORTS FROM JAPAN ALSO INCREASED . BY 22 PER CENT.

RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN, THE U.S.A., CHINA AND TAIWAN, INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY IN VALUE TERMS OVER THE SAME PERIOD TN 1987 BY 96 PER CENT, 53 PER CENT, 52 PER CENT AND 49 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA ALSO INCREASED, BY 36 PER CENT.

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE IN JANUARY TO JULY 1988, AT $523,131 MILLION, INCREASED BY 29 PER CENT AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987.

DURING THE SAME PERIOD OF COMPARISON, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS INCREASED BY 11 PER CENT TO $115,754 MILLION, WHILE RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 47 PER CENT TO $141,295 MILLION. THUS, THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS INCREASED BY 28 PER CENT TO $257,049 MILLION. IMPORTS INCREASED BY 30 PER CENT TO $266,085 MILLION.

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COMPARING JANUARY TO JULY 1988 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987, DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO MOST MAJOR MARKETS INCREASED IN VALUE TERMS,

THE MARKETS WITH MORE SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS INCLUDED SINGAPORE (+38 PER CENT), CHINA (+30 PER CENT), FRANCE (+22 PER CENT), THE UNITED KINGDOM (+21 PER CENT), THE NETHERLANDS (+19 PER CENT), JAPAN (+14 PER CENT) AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (+ 13 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO HONG KONG'S LARGEST MARKET, THE U.S.A., DECREASED BY 3 PER CENT TN VALUE TERMS.

IMPORTS IN JANUARY TO JULY 1988 FROM ALL MAJOR SUPPLIERS INCREASED IN VALUE TERMS WHEN COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987.

SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN IMPORTS FROM THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (+49 PER CENT), SWITZERLAND (+34 PER CENT), THE U.S.A. (+34 PER CENT) AND TAIWAN (+31 PER CENT). THE VALUE OF IMPORTS FROM CHINA AND JAPAN ALSO INCREASED, BY 28 PER CENT AND 23 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

DURING THE SAME PERIOD OF COMPARISON, RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, CHINA, TAIWAN, AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY IN VALUE TERMS BY 89 PER CENT, 61 PER CENT, 50 PER CENT, 48 PER CENT, 47 PER CENT AND 45 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S.A. AND THE REPUBLIC KOREA ALSO INCREASED, BY 39 PER CENT AND 33 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

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ALL TRADE STATISTICS PRESENTED HERE ARE MEASURED AT CURRENT PRICES AND NO ACCOUNT HAS BEEN TAKEN OF THE CHANGES IN PRICES BETWEEN THE PERIODS OF COMPARISON. A SEPARATE ANALYSIS OF THE PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE IN JULY WILL BE RELEASED IN EARLY OCTOBER.

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO HONG KONG’S 10 MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

COMPARING JANUARY TO JULY 1988 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987, INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN VALUE TERMS WERE RECORDED IN MOST MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS.

THE MORE NOTABLE ONES WERE OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $2,547 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT); PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $1,993 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT); ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $1,763 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT); AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $966 MILLION OR 12 PER. CENT).

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DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING INCREASED BY $10 MILLION IN VALUE TERMS OR LESS THAN 0.5 PER CENT.

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (BY $242 MILLION OR I PER CENT); AND TEXTILES (BY $192 MILLION OR 2 PER CENT).

TABLE 2 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION.

THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS FROM HONG KONG’S 10 MAJOR SUPPLIERS ARE SUMMARISED IN TABLE 3.

COMPARING JANUARY TO JULY 1988 WITH THE SAME PERIOD TN 1987, MORE NOTABLE INCREASES IN IMPORTS IN VALUE TERMS WERE REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $8,692 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT); ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $6,313 MILLION OR 111 PER CENT); TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $4,170 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT); AND MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (BY $3,672 MILLION .’R 33 PER CENT).

IMPORTS OF TEXTILES INCREASED BY $2,338 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS. HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN RAW HIDES, SKINS AND FURSKINS (BY $294 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT); AND OIL SEEDS AND OLEAGINOUS FRUIT (BY $80 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT).

TABLE 1 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION.

THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS TO HONG KONG’S 10 MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 5.

COMPARING JANUARY TO JULY 1988 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1987, MORE NOTABLE INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS IN VALUE TERMS WERE REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PAINTS THEREOF (BY $6,144 MILLION OR 78 PER CENT); MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (BY $1,923 MILLION OR 56 PER CENT); ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $3,763 MILLION OR 230 PER CENT); AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $3,262 MILLION OR '56 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS OF TEXTILES INCREASED BY $2,667 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS. HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN OIL SEEDS AND OLEAGINOUS FRUIT (BY $93 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT); AND PROCESSED ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE OILS AND FATS, AND WAXES OF ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE ORIGIN (BY $2 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT).

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TABLE 6 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION.

DETAILED STATISTICS ON TRADE VALUE BY COMMODITY \ND BY COUNTRY ARE AVAILABLE IN TRADE STATISTICS REPORTS.

THE JULY 1988 ISSUE OF THE "HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS SUMMARY-WILL BE ON SALE AROUND SEPTEMBER 15, AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, AT $9.50 PER COPY.

A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT, "HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE’, WITH A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS IN JULY 1988 WILL BE AVAILABLE TOWARDS THE END OF THIS MONTH AT $17.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES REGARDING REGULAR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT FRENCH MISSION BUILDING, 1 BATTERY PATH, HONG KONG (TEL. 5-8428802) AND ENQUIRIES ON TRADE STATISTICS TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. 5-8234915).

TABLE 1: MAJOR MARKET DOMESTIC• EXPORTS BY JUL 1988 (HKD MN.) 10 MAJOR JUL 88 OVER JUL 87 (%) MARKETS

JAN-JUL 1988 (HKD MN.) JAN-JUL 88 OVER

JAN-JUL (%) 87

U.S.A. 6,836 - 8 38,534 - 3

CHINA 3,336 + 3 5 19,335 + 30

F.R. OF GERMANY 1,644 + 9 9,080 + 13

U.K. 1 , 564 + 25 8,073 + 21

JAPAN 971 + 12 5,610 + 14

CANADA 650 + 5 3,286 + 7

SINGAPORE 441 + 32 2,744 + 38

NETHERLANDS 499 + 27 2,613 + 19

FRANCE 387 + 17 2,399 + 22

AUSTRALIA 364 4- 8 2,155 + 12

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TABLE 2:

DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION

COMMODITY JUL JUL 88 JAN-JUL JAN-JUL 88

DIVISION 1988 OVER 1988 OVER

JUL 87 JAN-JUL 87

(HKD MN.) (%) (HKD MN.) (%)

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 6,852 2 34,938 4-

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS) 2,803 6 16,028 1

PHOTOGRAPH1C APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 1,598 + 9 10,115 4- 25

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF 1 , 596 4- 19 9,723 4- 22

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 1,527 4- 11 9,124 4- 12

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 1,253 11 8,614 2

* LESS THAN 0.5 PER CENT

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TABLE 3: IMPORTS FROM 10 MAJOR SUPPLIERS

MAJOR SUPPLIER JUL 1988 (HKD MN.) JUL 88 OVER JUL 87 (%) JAN-JUL 1988 (HKD MN.1 JAN-JUL OVER JAN-JUL (%) 88 87

CHINA 13,461 + 33 80,155 + 28

JAPAN 8,107 + 22 49,547 + 23

TAIWAN 3,699 + 31 23,696 + 31

U.S.A 4,249 + 4 4 23,017 + 34

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2,243 + 61 13,898 + 49

SINGAPORE 1,686 + 42 9,783 + 26

U.K. 1 ,039 - 2 7,271 12

F.R. OF GERMANY 1,080 + 27 7,080 + 27

SWITZERLAND 823 + 25 5,287 + 34

ITALY 737 + 30 4,255 + 26

TABLE 4: IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION

COMMODITY DIVISION JUL 1988 (HKD MN.) JUL 88 OVER JUL 87 (%) JAN-JUL 1988 (HKD MN.) JAN-JUL 88 OVER JAN-JUL 87 (%)

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 5,256 + 8 34,581 + 7

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF 4,753 + 43 27,704 + 46

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 2,765 + 24 16,070 + 13

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS

AND EQUIPMENT 2,872 + 51 15,711 + 36

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES

AND CLOCKS 2,227 + 14 14,839 + 32

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES

AND SPORTING GOODS) 2,687 +12 TABLE 5: RE-EXPORTS BY 10 MAJOR MARKETS 14,700 + 33

MAJOR MARKET JUL 1988 (HKD MN.) JUL 88 OVER JUL 87 (%) JAN-JUL 1988 (HKD MN.) JAN-JUL OVER JAN-JUL (%) 88 87

CHINA 8,103 + 52 47,147 + 50

U.S.A 4 , 108 + 53 24,900 + 39

JAPAN 1 ,574 + 96 8,868 ■ + 89

TAIWAN 1 , 166 + 19 7,682 + 18

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 1,092 + 36 6,779 + 33

SINGAPORE 757 + 30 ‘ 4,687 + 33

F.R. OF GERMANY 755 + 42 4,264 + 61

U.K. 602 + 37 3, 189 + 15

MACAU 341 + 11 2,254 + 19

AUSTRALIA 403 + 43 2,115 + 17

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TABLE 6: RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION

COMMODITY DIVISION JUL JUL 88 JAN-JUL JAN-JUL 88 1988 OVER 1988 OVER JUL 87 JAN-JUL 87 (HKD MN.) (%) (HKD MN . ) (%)

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND

RELATED PRODUCTS 2,936 + 1 1 18,413 + 17

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF 2,535 80 14,670 + 78

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS) 2,688 + 52 13,656 + 56

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 2,203 + 4 2 12,658 + 20

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 1 , 704 + 64 9,122 + 56

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 781 3 5,4 02 + 17

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MANPOWER SURVEY ON ACCOUNTANCY BEGINS

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IDE ACCOUNTANCY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WILL START A SURVEY TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO COLLECl UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE INDUSTRY’S MANPOWER AND EMPLOYMENT SITUATION.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY LETTERS HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE ACCOUNTANCY FIRMS AS WELL AS COMMERCE, SERVICE AND INDUSTRIAI ESTABLISHMENTS. u

SURVEY INTERVIEWING OFFICERS FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DI'I AR I MEN I WILL CALL AT EACH OE' THESE SELECTED ESTABLISHMENTS TO ASSIST EMPLOYERS IN COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRES.

THE SURVEY WILL BE COMPLETED ON SEPTEMBER 29. INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND PUBLISHED ONIY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ANY INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENT.

THE TRAINING BOARD URGES EMPLOYERS TO CO-OPERATE BY PROVIDING ACCURATE INFORMATION WHICH WILL BE VITAL IN FORMULATING TRAINING PLANS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY.

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THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE WILL BE ASSISTING IN THE FORMATION OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES IN THE PO LAM AND TSUI LAM ESTATES IN JUNK BAY SO AS TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNICATION AND CO-OPERATION AMONG RESIDENTS, THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR CHRISTOPHER MUNN, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD’S MEET-THE-PUBLIC SCHEME WILL ALSO BE EXTENDED TO JUNK BAY IN MID-OCTOBER, MR MUNN SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TSUI LAM COMMUNITY HALL AT THE TSUI LAM ESTATE, JUNK BAY, MR MUNN SAID THE HALL’S PURPOSE WAS TO PROVIDE A PLACE FOR RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR RESIDENTS IN THE AREA AND TO PROMOTE A SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE COMMUNITY.

"WITH A CAPACITY FOR ABOUT 350 PERSONS, THE TSUI LAM COMMUNITY HALL IS AN IDEAL VENUE FOR RESIDENTS AND ORGANISATIONS TO HOLD TRAINING COURSES OR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS AND SEMINARS," HE SAID.

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SOME LOCAL ORGANISATIONS HAVE ALREADY BOOKED THE HALL FOR HOLDING COURSES IN CHILDREN'S PAINTING, TAEKWONDO CLASSES, CHILDREN'S CHOIR PRACTICE AND CONCERTS.

FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY HALL INCLUDE A STAGE, AN ASSEMBLY HALL, A CONFERENCE ROOM, A BADMINTON COURT AND DRESSING ROOMS.

FACILITIES FOR CHINESE BILLIARDS, BADMINTON AND TABLE TENNIS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED TO THE RESIDENTS FREE OF CHARGE.

ORGANISATIONS APPLYING FOR THE USE OF FACILITIES SHOULD BE REGISTERED BODIES OR REGISTERED SCHOOLS. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO CHARITABLE AND NON-PROFIT MAKING ORGANISATIONS.

THE HALL IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 2 PM TO 10 PM ON TUESDAYS TO SATURDAYS AND FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM ON SUNDAYS. DETAILS OF THE CHARGES FOR VARIOUS FACILITIES AND BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS ARE ATTACHED TO THE APPLICATION FORMS, WHICH ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE TSUI LAM COMMUNITY HALL.

IN ORDER TO HELP JUNK BAY RESIDENTS SETTLE INTO THEIR NEW ENVIRONMENT, SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE HAS ALSO OPENED A PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTER IN THE COMMUNITY HALL TO ANSWER GENERAL ENQUIRIES ABOUT GOVERNMENT SERVICES.

THE OPENING HOURS ARE FROM 9 AM TO 12.30 PM AND FROM 1.30 PM TO 5.30 PM ON MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS, AND FROM 9.30 AM TO 12.30 PM ON SATURDAYS.

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AUTHORISATION HAS BEEN GIVEN FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO CARRY OUT RECLAMATION WITHIN AN AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 5.15 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEA-BED AT JUNK BAY.

THIS IS TO PROVIDE LAND FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES WHICH IS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF JUNK BAY NEW TOWN.

WORK WILL COMMENCE NEXT JANUARY AND WILL BE COMPLETED OVER A PERIOD OF ABOUT TWO YEARS.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA AFFECTED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE OF AUTHORISATION PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GAZETTE.

ANY PERSON WHO CONSIDERS THAT HIS INTEREST, RIGHT OR EASEMENT IN OR OVER THE FORESHORE AND SEA-BED INVOLVED WILL BE INJURIOUSLY AFFECTED BY THE ABOVE UNDERTAKING MAY DELIVER TO THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS A WRITTEN CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION BY SEPTEMBER 8, 1989.

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NT LOTS TO LET BY TENDER ♦ » ♦ * *

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING TO LET BY TENDER TWO LOTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

ONE OF THE LOTS IS ABOUT 3,050 SQUARE METRES, AT YIM TIN TSAI, AREA 27, TAI PO.

IT IS FOR BUILDING, REPAIRING, SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE OF BOATS. THE LEASE IS FOR SEVEN YEARS CERTAIN AND RENEWABLE ANNUALLY THEREAFTER.

TENDER ACCEPTANCE WILL CLOSE AT 12 NOON ON SEPTEMBER 30.

THE OTHER LOT OF ABOUT 1,180 SQUARE METRES IS AT SHAM TSENG, TSUEN WAN. THE LEASE IS FOR ONE YEAR CERTAIN AND RENEWABLE QUARTERLY THEREAFTER.

THE LOT IS FOR A FEE-PAYING PUBLIC CAR PARK FOR THE PARKING OF VEHICLES (EXCLUDING CONTAINER TRACTORS AND TRAILERS) CURRENTLY LICENSED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE.

TENDER FOR THIS SITE WILL CLOSE AT 12 NOON ON SEPTEMBER 23.

FORMS OF TENDER, TENDER NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND TENDER PLANS OF THE TWO SITES INSPECTED, AT THE RESPECTIVE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES AND THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

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THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS AT ITS MEETING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) MORNING THE NOISE AND AIR POLLUTION EXPECTED WHEN ROUTE 5, WHICH IS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION, COMES INTO OPERATION.

A MEMBER, MR CHEUNG PAK-YUE, WILL ASK FOR AN ASSURANCE THAT UPON THE OPENING OF THE ROAD THE RESULTING POLLUTION WILL NOT HAVE ANY ADVERSE EFFECT ON RESIDENTS IN TAI WAI, AND PARTICULARLY NOT ON STUDENTS IN NEARBY SCHOOLS.

ANOTHER MEMBER, MR LAM HUNG-CHIU, WILL ASK THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT IF REGULAR LARGE-SCALE REPAIRS ARE PLANNED FOR IMPROVING THE LIFT SERVICES IN OLD PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

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MR WONG FUK-WAH WILL ASK IF THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONSIDER REVISING THE PRESENT BASIS FOR ASSESSING THE RATEABLE VALUES OF PROPERTIES.

FIVE MEMBERS WILL JOINTLY ENQUIRE ABOUT THE CRITERIA FOR APPROVING THE REGISTRATION OF SOCIETIES.

MR LAU KONG-WAH WILL SUBMIT A PAPER OBJECTING TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S DECISION TO END LAST MONTH THE TRIAL SCHEME OF EXTENDING SERVICE HOURS OF BUS ROUTE NO. 170.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE PROGRESS REPORTS BY COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN AND A REPORT ON DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MATTERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BEGIN AT 9.30 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) AT THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.

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THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE OF THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO DISCUSS AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN GRANVILLE CIRCUIT.

THE PROJECT AIMS AT BEAUTIFYING THE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL AS PREVENTING DUMPING OF RUBBISH BY NEARBY SHOPS. FLOWER POTS, AND WARNING SIGNS ON LITTERING, WOULD BE PROVIDED.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA ARE AREAS WHERE PUBLIC LIGHTING SHOULD BE IMPROVED, REMOVAL OF BOLLARDS AT THE REAR LANES OF CHUNG KING MANSION AND A PROJECT TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT IN KANSU STREET.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (MONDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

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NORTH DB COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER TRACK REPAIR * » t » t

MEMBERS OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD'S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) TO DISCUSS PROPOSALS FOR REPAIRING A MUDDY TRACK NEXT TO THE SHEUNG SHlil TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA.

THE TRACK, ON WHICH THE GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE NO. 51 OPERATES, IS IN NEED OF REPAIR.

MEMBERS WILL CONSIDER RECENT REQUESTS FOR IMPROVEMENT WORKS UNDER THE MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS (MEI) PROJECT, AND LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS (LPW) AND SQUATTER AREA IMPROVEMENTS (SAI) PROJECTS.

THE PROPOSED VILLAGE LIGHTING PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT TN 1989-90 WILL BE TABLED FOR CONSIDERATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD'S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS COMMITTEE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE .NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING ROUNDABOUT, FANL1NG ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13). THE MEETING WILL START AT 9.30 AM.

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FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH, RAINFALL IN AUGUST WAS ABOVE NORMAL. THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF 505.7 MILLIMETRES WAS 22 PER CENT ABOVE THE MEAN OF 113.4 MILLIMETRES FOR AUGUST.

THE MORE-THAN-AVERAGE RAINFALL IN JULY AND AUGUST BOOSTED THE TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNT SINCE JANUARY 1 TO 1,381.1 MILLIMETRES WHICH WAS 20 PER CENT BELOW THE NORMAL OF 1,723.1 MILLIMETRES.

ALL RAINFALL THIS AUGUST COULD BE ATTRIBUTED EITHER TO A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE SOUTH CHINA COASTAL AREAS OR TO AN ACTIVE SOUTHWEST MONSOON. NO RAINFALL WAS ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL CYCLONE.

THIS WAS THE SECOND AUGUST SINCE 1950 IN WHICH NO TROPICAL CYCLONE OCCURRED OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

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IT WAS ALSO CLOUDIER THAN USUAL. THE MEAN AMOUNT OE CLOUDINESS WAS 77 PER CENT, WHICH IS THE SEVENTH HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR AUGUST.

THE TOTAL OF 152.3 HOURS OF BRIGHT SUNSHINE IS THE EIGHTH LOWEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH.

THE WEATHER WAS GENERALLY FINE ON AUGUST 1 BUT BECAME SHOWERY THE NEXT DAY AS AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER BEIBU WAN MOVED GENERALLY EASTWARDS. SHOWERY CONDITIONS LASTED UNTIL AUGUST 6 WHEN THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVED INTO THE NORTHERN PART OF VIETNAM.

WEATHER THEN TURNED FINE AND CONTINUED SO FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS, BUT ON AUGUST 9 ANOTHER AREA OF LOW PRESSURE FORMED OVER BEIBU WAN AND THE ASSOCIATED MOIST SOUTHERLY FLOW AGAIN BROUGHT SHOWERY WEATHER. THE RAINY CONDITIONS PERSISTED THROUGHOUT THE NEXT THREE DAYS.

OVERNIGHT ON AUGUST 12, A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE FORMED TO THE SOUTH OF HONG KONG. SHOWERS WERE ONLY ISOLATED ON AUGUST 13. HOWEVER, MORE FREQUENT SHOWERS OCCURRED THE NEXT DAY AS THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON BECAME MORE ACTIVE.

■HEAVY RAIN DURING THE DAY RESULTED IN TWO MINOR LANDSLIPS IN LEI YUE MUN AND ONE MAN WAS INJURED. NINE CASES OF MINOR FLOODING OCCURRED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. THERE WERE ALSO FOUR CASES OF FLOODING IN KOWLOON.

THE SHOWERY WEATHER PERSISTED ON AUGUST 15, AND ON THE FOLLOWING MORNING DURING HEAVY RAIN THERE WAS A SUBSIDENCE OF A SECTION OF CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL MEASURING ABOUT TWO BY THREE METRES.

AT AROUND NOON, A WATERSPOUT ASSOCIATED WITH A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OCCURRED OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF AP LEI CHAU. THE WATERSPOUT MOVED OVER LAND BRIEFLY AND CAUSED SOME MINOR DAMAGE BEFORE IT DISSIPATED.

THAT AFTERNOON TWO YOUNG MEN WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING WHILE WINDSURFING OFF SHEK O.

THE PREVALENCE OF THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON CONTINUED TO MAINTAIN RAINY CONDITIONS OVER THE SOUTH CHINA COASTAL AREAS. ON AUGUST 18, HEAVY RAIN RESULTED IN 38 CASES OF FLOODING IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF KOWLOON.

THE WORST HIT AREA WAS KWAI CHUNG WHERE 50 PEOPLE HAD TO BE EVACUATED. MINOR LANDSLIPS ALSO OCCURRED IN SHEK KIP MEI AND SHA TIN.

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THE LONG SPELL OF SHOWERY WEATHER CONTINUED UNTIL AUGUST 22, WHEN FINE WEATHER RETURNED AS A RESULT OF THE WESTWARD EXTENSION OF A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE FROM THE PACIFIC INTO THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. APART FROM SOME MORNING SHOWERS, THE WEATHER REMAINED GENERALLY FINE FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS.

THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON BECAME VERY ACTIVE EARLY ON AUGUST 30 RESULTING IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE RAINY CONDITIONS PERSISTED INTO THE NEXT DAY.

A TOTAL OF FIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES OCCURRED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC DURING THE MONTH.

DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, SIX AIRCRAFT WERE DIVERTED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER. THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON AUGUST 2-5, 8-18, 20, 25, 30 AND 31. FLOOD WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON AUGUST 9, 14,

18, 19 AND 31.

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNALS AND THE STRONG MONSOON SIGNAL WERE NOT-HOISTED DURING THE MONTH.

THE MONTH’S FIGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE:

TOTAL BRIGHT SUNSHINE 152.3 HOURS ; 53.7 HOURS BELOW NORMAL

MEAN DAILY GLOBAL SOLAR RADIATION 13.59 MJ/SQ.M ; 4.13 MJ/SQ.M BELOW NORMAL

TOTAL RAINFALL 505.7 MM ; 92.3 MM ABOVE NORMAL

MEAN AMOUNT OF CLOUD 77 PER CENT ; 11 PER CENT LESS THAN NORMAL

MEAN RELATIVE HUMIDITY 85 PER CENT ; 2 PER CENT HIGHER THAN NORMAL

MEAN DAILY MAXIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE 30.2 DEGREES ; CELSIUS 1.0 DEGREE CELSIUS BELOW NORMAL

MEAN AIR TEMPERATURE 27.8 DEGREES ; CELSIUS 0.4 DEGREE CELSIUS BELOW NORMAL

MEAN DAILY MINIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE 26.0 DEGREES ; CELSIUS 0.1 DEGREE CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

MEAN DEW POINT 24.9 DEGREES ; CELSIUS 0.1 DEGREE CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

TOTAL EVAPORATION 111.0 MM ; 50.2 MM BELOW NORMAL

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URBAN COUNCIL TO DEBATE DRAFT BASIC LAW ♦ ♦ t * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL WILL HOLD A DEBATE ON THE DRAFT BASIC LAW OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AT ITS FIRST MONTHLY OPEN MEETING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) AFTER THE SUMMER RECESS.

THE COUNCILLORS’ VIEWS ON THE DRAFT BASIC LAW WILL BE CONVEYED THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE CHANNELS TO THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE.

DURING QUESTION TIME, MR WALTER SULKE WILL ASK IF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS STEPPED UP ITS ANTI-MOSQUITO WORK THIS YEAR, WHILE MR FREDERICK K.K. FUNG WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE PROGRESS ON THE CLEARANCE OF JUNK ON THE ROADSIDE AND PAVEMENT OF APL1U STREET IN SHAM SHUI PO WHICH HAD SERIOUSLY AFFECTED THE TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIANS.

PRESIDING AT TUESDAY’S MEETING, THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, DR ELSIE TU, WILL MOVE TWO MOTIONS, ONE TO ADOPT THE URBAN COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT 1988 AND ANOTHER TO ADOPT THE AUDITED STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES AND STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS OF THE URBAN COUNCIL FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1988.

THE MEETING WILL BE ADJOURNED TO THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) WHEN COUNCILLORS WILL DISCUSS A CONSULTANCY REPORT ON SPORT IN HONG KONG, "THE WAY AHEAD".

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE URBAN COUNCIL’S MONTHLY OPEN MEETING WILL START AT 2.30 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) AND THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) AT THE OLD LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER ON FIRST FLOOR, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES MAIN WING, CENTRAL.

COVERAGE IS INVITED.

UK OFFICERS SECONDED TO HK POLICE ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ *

THREE UNITED KINGDOM POLICE OFFICERS KONG IN THE THIRD PHASE OF THE FORCE BRITISH CONSTABULARIES HAVE ARRIVED TO SECONDMENT WITH THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE.

CHOSEN TO SERVE IN HONG

EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH BEGIN THEIR TWO YEARS’

SUPERINTENDENT JIM

DIVISIONAL COMMANDER AT

ELLIOTT OF MERSEYSIDE HAS KWAI CHUNG; SUPERINTENDENT

BEEN APPOINTED

MIKE LEWIS OF

SUSSEX IS DIVISIONAL COMMANDER CHAI WAN; AND DEREK HAMPSHIRE IS DIVISIONAL COMMANDER AT TSZ WAN SHAN.

GOOD OF

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THE THREE OFFICERS HAVE JOINED THE FORCE IN EXCHANGE FOR MESSRS GORDON YEUNG, GORDON FUNG AND EDDIE MAK WHO HAVE GONE TO MERSEYSIDE, SUSSEX AND HAMPSHIRE RESPECTIVELY.

ALL THREE OFFICERS ARE BEING GIVEN A FAMILIARISATION PERIOD BEFORE BEING POSTED TO THEIR DIVISIONS.

A FORMER POLICE CADET, MR ELLIOTT JOINED LIVERPOOL CITY POLICB AS A CONSTABLE IN 1965 AND ROSE TO HIS RANK OF SUPERINTENDENT IN 1987 HAVING PREVIOUSLY SERVED IN VARIOUS POSTS ALSO AS SERGEANT AND INSPECTOR.

BEFORE HIS SECONDMENT TO HONG KONG HE WAS SUB-DIVISIONAL COMMANDER OF ST HELEN’S, A RURAL DIVISION OF MERSEYSIDE.

HE HAS A BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS DEGREE IN POLITICS FROM SUSSEX UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES.

A FIREARMS SPECIALIST, MR ELLIOTT SERVED AS A CHIEF INSPECTOR IN HIS FORCE FIREAMS AND EXPLOSIVES DEPARTMENT AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MATTERS RELATING TO FIREARMS, INCLUDING TRAINING AND OPERATIONAL USE, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FIREARMS ACT.

IN AUGUST LAST YEAR MR ELLIOTT WAS ATTACHED TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HOME OFFICE TO ASSIST WITH THE REVIEW OF FIREARMS LEGISLATION FOLLOWING A MASS SHOOTING INCIDENT AT HUNGERFORD IN SOUTH ENGLAND.

MR LEWIS, WHO HOLDS A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER, NORTHERN IRELAND, JOINED SUSSEX POLICE AS A POLICE CONSTABLE IN 1972.

HE SERVED IN UNIFORM PATROL AND CID POSTS AND AFTER BEING PROMOTED TO INSPECTOR HE ALSO WORKED IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AT SUSSEX HEADQUARTERS. HE WAS A STAFF OFFICER AT THE HEADQUARTERS POLICY ANALYSIS UNIT.

MR LEWIS WAS PROMOTED TO SUPERINTENDENT IN JANUARY THIS YEAR.

MR GOOD, ALSO A FORMER POLICE CADET, HAS 23 YEARS OF POLICE SERVICE IN HAMPSHIRE AND WAS SUB-DIVISIONAL COMMANDER AT BITTERNE IMMEDIATELY BEFORE CONING TO HONG KONG.

AFTER SERVING IN PATROL CAR AND CID DUTIES MR GOOD WAS PATROL SERGEANT AND STATION SERGEANT IN BUSY CITY SUB-DIVISIONS OF PORTSMOUTH. HE TRAINED ON MAJOR INCIDENT ROOM PROCEDURES AND WORKED ON SEVERAL MURDER ENQUIRIES AS A SERGEANT AND AS AN INSPECTOR.

MR GOOD ALSO WORKED IN TRAFFIC AND COURT PROSECUTION POSTS.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1988

HE HOLDS A BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS DEGREE IN POLITICS FOLLOWING A PERIOD OF STUDY AT PORTSMOUTH POLYTECHNIC ON POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY, INTERNATIONAL HISTORY AND POLITICS, WHICH INCLUDED A STUDY OF THE FAR EAST.

MR GOOD ALSO SERVED AS MANAGER OF HIS FORCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BRANCH. HE HAS EXPERIENCE IN MANPOWER MANAGEMENT, COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND COMPUTER DEVELOPMENT.

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MEMBERS OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE WILL EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON THE EDUCATION COMMISSION REPORT NO. 3 AT A MEETING IN TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) AFTERNOON.

AT THE MEETING MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS A PROPOSED SURVEY ON PROBLEMS OF MARGINAL YOUTH TO BE CONDUCTED IN THE DISTRICT.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO NOTE THE REPORTS ON THE EXISTING AND PLANNED SOCIAL SERVICES OR FACILITIES PROVIDED BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN THE DISTRICT IN 1988-89.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IN TAI WO ESTATE AND A PROJECT ON PROMOTING RESPECT FOR THE ELDERLY PROPOSED BY THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE TO BE HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 152 KWONG FUK ROAD ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13). THE MEETING WILL START AT 2.30 PM.

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KING’S ROAD TRAFFIC MATTERS ON AGENDA » * » » »

MEMBERS OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS AT THEIR MEETING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) THE PROPOSED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR THE KING’S ROAD RECONSTRUCTION SCHEME.

THE PROPOSED MEASURES AIM AT MAINTAINING AN ACCEPTABLE FLOW OF TRAFFIC ALONG KING’S ROAD DURING THE WORKS PERIOD BETWEEN EARLY NEXT YEAR AND 1992.

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE KING’S ROAD RECONSTRUCTION SCHEME, AN ELEVATED WALKWAY WILL BE BUILT TO CONNECT THE MOUNT PARKER ROAD FOOTBRIDGE TO THE NEWLY OPENED URBAN COUNCIL QUARRY BAY COMPLEX.

TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVES WILL BRIEF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING WHICH IS DUE TO BE OPENED IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE 1987 ACTION PROGRAMME REVIEW ON PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOTS, AND A SURVEY OF PARKING IN THE BRAEMAR HILL ROAD AREA.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, 880-886 KING’S ROAD. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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’MEET-THE-PUBLIC’ SCHEME PUBLICITY ON COMMITTEE AGENDA

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THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S PROMOTION AND PUBLICITY COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS METHODS TO STRENGTHEN THE PUBLICITY OF THE ’MEET-THE-PUBLIC SCHEME AT A MEETING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) MORNING.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO EXPRESS VIEWS ON THE SETTING UP OF MORE DB NOTICE BOARDS IN THE DISTRICT.

/OTHER ITEMS

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OTHER ITEMS INCLUDE A PROJECT ON INDUSTRIAL DESIGN/PACKAGING, THE PUBLICATION OF A BOOKLET ON TAI PO DISTRICT, THE 'WELCOME TO TAI PO’ SIGN AND THE POSSIBILITY OF POSTING EMPLOYMENT NOTICES AT HOUSING ESTATE NOTICE BOARDS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE PROMOTION AND PUBLICITY COMMITTEE OF; THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 152 KWONG FUK ROAD BEGINNING AT 9.30 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 43).

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WONG TAI SIN DB MEMBERS SHOW HOW TO KEEP CLEAN » » » » »

A "KEEP CLEAN" DEMONSTRATION BY WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, WITH ASSISTANCE FROM YOUNG STUDENTS, BEGAN A CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN AMONG SQUATTER AREAS IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT TODAY (SUNDAY).

AIMED AT AROUSING RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS IN KEEPING THEIR ENVIRONMENT CLEAN, THE. FIVE-WEEK CAMPAIGN WILL INVOLVE A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES FOR SQUATTER AREA RESIDENTS.

THESE ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE A QUIZ. COMPETITION, A COLOUR SHADING COMPETITION AND A CLEANEST HOUSEHOLD COMPETITION.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE COMPETITIONS CAN BE OBTAINED AT ANY BRANCH OFFICES OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE. ENTRIES CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 16.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN, MEMBERS OF A WORKING GROUP WILL VISIT SQUATTER HOUSEHOLDS.

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THEY WILL DISTRIBUTE PUBLICITY PAMPHLETS AND LITTER BAGS TO ENCOURAGE THE RESIDENTS TO KEEP THEIR PLACES CLEAN.

AT THE SAME TIME, MEMBERS WILL SELECT THE CLEANEST HOUSEHOLD IN THE AREAS.

IN ADDITION TO THE COMPETITIONS AND PUBLICITY EFFORTS SUCH AS PUTTING UP BANNERS AND POSTERS, THE WORKING GROUP WILL EMPLOY CONTRACTORS TO CLEAN BLOCKED DRAINS AND SPOTS WHERE RUBBISH HAS BEEN DUMPED.

THE URBAN SERVICES’ DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO MOUNT A SERIES OF CLEAN-UPS AND PEST CONTROL WORK AT ALL SQUATTER AREAS IN THE DISTRICT.

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APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR SHA TIN TABLE TENNIS COMPETITION *****

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE SHA TIN DISTRICT TABLE TENNIS COMPETITION TO BE HELD AT THE HENG ON INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE, MA ON SHAN ON OCTOBER 9, 16 AND 23.

THE EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL WITH SUPPORT FROM THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE.

COMPETITIONS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO MEN’S SECTIONS FOR AGE GROUPS OF 21 AND ABOVE, 16 TO 20, AND 15 AND UNDER RESPECTIVELY AS WELL AS WOMEN’S OPEN. THE KNOCK-OUT FORMAT WILL BE ADOPTED.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED FROM TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS. ADMISSION TO THE COMPETITION IS FREE OF CHARGE.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE SHA TIN SPORTS ASSOCIATION OFFICE ON G/F, SAU CHUEN HOUSE, LEK YUEN ESTATE AND THE SHA TIN OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ON 4/F, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT 0-6915657 AND 0-6989750.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LABOUR SHORTAGE, 'BRAIN DRAIN' BEING TaCKLED: GOVERNOR ...... 1

RESIDENTS’ CONCERN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT ....................... 3

INTER-COMMUNAL VIOLENCE AT HEI LING CHAU CENTRE..............

GOVERNOR TO VISIT KOWLOON CITY ..............................

MAINLAND DRAFTERS INVITED TO VISIT DEPARTMENTS .............. 5

LEGCO ELECTORS URGED TO CAST VOTES .......................... 6

WONG TAI SIN LEGCO ELECTION FORUM ........................... 6

YAU TSIM EXHIBITION, FORUM ON LEGCO ELECTIONS ............... 7

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TRAINING SCHEME IN KWaI TSING ....... 8

DB COMMITTEE TO STUDY APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS ................ 9

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS RECREATION, CULTURAL FACILITIES .... 9

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN NEW TERRITORIES .................. 10

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WELLINGTON STREET.......... 10

FRESH WATER CUT IN SHA TIN .................................. 11

WATER STORAGE FIGURE......................................... 11

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LABOUR SHORTAGE, 'BRAIN DRAIN' BEING TACKLED: GOVERNOR ♦ * * » t

THE GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID WILSON, SAID TODAY (MONDAY) THAT STEPS HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN TO DEAL WITH PROBLEMS CAUSED BY A LABOUR SHORTAGE AND THE SO-CALLED ’’BRAIN DRAIN".

TN HIS SPEECH TO THE YOUNG PRESIDENTS' ORGANISATION (YPO) INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY EOR PRESIDENTS, THE GOVERNOR TOLD THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADERS THAT THOUGH HONG KONG HAD A FLOURISHING ECONOMY, AND WAS AN EXCITING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY, IT DID HAVE ITS OWN PROBLEMS, JUST LIKE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.

THE TWO MOST OBVIOUS WERE PEOPLE'S ANXIETIES ABOUT THE FUTURE AND THE SO-CALLED "BRAIN DRAIN", LINKED TO A RECENT SHORTAGE OF LABOUR IN SOME AREAS OF THE ECONOMY, THE GOVERNOR SAID.

NOTING THAT A LABOUR SHORTAGE MIGHT BE TAKEN AS A SYMPTOM OF A SUCCESSFUL ECONOMY WORKING AT FULL STRENGTH AND THAT HONG KONG’S WORKFORCE WAS BENEFITTJNG MUCH FROM THE GROWTH OF THE ECONOMY, SIR DAVID SAID IT MUST BE RECOGNISED THAT A LABOUR SHORTAGE WAS ALSO A CONSTRAINT TO GROWTH.

"WE ARE ALREADY BEGINNING TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM IN TWO WAYS. ONE IS GREATER INVESTMENT IN AUTOMATION," HE SAID.

"THE OTHER IS AN EXPANSION OF LABOUR-INTENSIVE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS OVER THE BORDER INTO CHINA. IT IS AN EXTRAORDINARY FACT THAT HONG KONG MANUFACTURERS NOW EMPLOY FAR MORE WORKERS IN GUANGDONG PROVINCE THAN THEY DO IN HONG KONG.

"THE IMPLICATION IS THAT HONG KONG’S FUTURE LIES IN THE DIRECTION OF SERVICE INDUSTRIES, MERCHANDISING AND AUTOMATED, HIGH VALUE-ADDED, KNOWLEDGE INTENSIVE MANUFACTURING.

"IN SHORT, OUR ECONOMY WILL NEED TO CONTINUE TO EVOLVE AND ADJUST TO CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES AS IT HAS SO SUCCESSFULLY IN THE PAST."

ON THE SO-CALLED "BRAIN DRAIN", SIR DAVID SAID IT WAS CERTAINLY TRUE THAT SOME PEOPLE WERE EMIGRATING AND THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS OUTFLOW.

"WE HAVE STEPPED UP OUR EFFORTS IN MANPOWER TRAINING IN ORDER TO INCREASE THE SUPPLY OF SKILLED LABOUR," HE SAID.

"OUR NEW 'OPEN LEARNING INSTITUTE’, WHICH WILL BE HONG KONG’S SIXTH DEGREE-AWARDING INSTITUTION, WILL ADMIT ITS FIRST STUDENTS IN 1989.

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’AND OUR THIRD UNIVERSITY, 'THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY’, WILL ACCEPT ITS FIRST STUDENTS IN 1991, WELL AHEAD OF THE ORIGINAL PLANNED DATE OF 1991."

ON HONG KONG’S FUTURE, THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT BOTH BRITAIN AND CHINA HAD INVESTED CONSIDERABLE NATIONAL PRESTIGE IN THE JOINT DECLARATION - A LEGALLY BINDING INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT REGISTERED WITH THE UNITED NATIONS.

'’THE EVIDENCE OF THEIR COMMITMENT IS CLEAR IF WE LOOK AT WHAT IS BEING DONE TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THE JOINT DECLARATION AND TO TURN THAT VISION OF HONG KONG’S FUTURE INTO REALITY.

'‘ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUTURE ARE STEADILY, ALBEIT SELDOM DRAMATICALLY, BEING PUT INTO PLACE," SIR DAVID SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG HAD IN THE PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS BEEN GIVEN ITS OWN SEPARATE STATUS ON SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL BODIES, WHERE PREVIOUSLY IT WAS REPRESENTED BY THE UK.

"PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT EXAMPLES OF THIS ARE THAT HONG KONG BECAME A SEPARATE CONTRACTING PARTY TO THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE IN 1986 AND A SEPARATE MEMBER OF THE CUSTOMS COOPERATION COUNCIL IN 1987.

"SINCE SEPTEMBER 1986, HONG KONG HAS SIGNED ITS OWN SEPARATE AIR SERVICE AGREEMENTS WITH THE DUTCH, SWISS AND CANADIAN GOVERNMENTS. MORE WILL FOLLOW," SIR DAVID SAID.

SIR DAVID SAID ANOTHER IMPORTANT STEP WAS THE PUBLICATION BY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IN APRIL OF THE DRAFT BASIC LAW OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION.

"THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAVE SHOWN A WELCOME WILLINGNESS TO SEEK THE VIEWS OF THE HONG KONG PEOPLE ON THE DRAFT BASIC LAW," HF SAID.

"THEY HAVE COMMITTED THEMSELVES TO TAKING THESE VIEWS INTO ACCOUNT BEFORE THIS IMPORTANT DOCUMENT IS FINALISED IN 1990."

SIR DAVID NOTED THAT THE COMMITMENTS MADE THREE AND A HALF YEARS AGO IN THE JOINT DECLARATION WERE BEGINNING TO BEAR FRUIT.

"PERHAPS NOT COINCIDENTALLY, THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN HONG KONG HAS DEMONSTRATED CONSIDERABLE CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE OF THE TERRITORY BY INVESTING NOT ONLY IN PLANT AND MACHINERY, BUT ALSO IN MANY LONG-TERM MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PROJECTS."

NOTABLE EXAMPLES OF THIS WERE THE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE, THE SECOND CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL, THE TATE’S CAIRN TUNNEL AND THE NEXT TERMINAL AT THE CONTAINER PORT.

THESE FEW MAJOR INVESTMENTS TOTALLED OVER $12 BILLION. THEY ALL HAI) PAY BACK PERIODS STRETCHING WELL BEYOND 1997, SIR DAVID SAID.

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RESIDENTS’ CONCERN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT * » * » t

THE GOVERNMENT WILL DO ALL IT CAN TO DISCUSS AND EXAMINE THE CONCERNS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS TOWARDS ITS GRADUAL AND PROGRESSIVE RELAXATION OF CONDITIONS IN CLOSED CENTRES FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES WHO ARRIVED IN HONG KONG BEFORE JUNE 16.

THIS ASSURANCE WAS GIVEN TODAY (MONDAY) BY THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR ROBERT UPTON, IN A LETTER REPLYING ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNOR TO REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY MEMBERS OF THE TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARDS LAST WEEK.

IN THE LETTER, MR UPTON EXPLAINS THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHY THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT ACCEPT THE SUGGESTION BY THE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS THAT THE LIBERALISATION PROGRAMME BE SHELVED.

"I THINK THAT SOME OF THESE CONCERNS WILL PROVE, ON EXAMINATION, TO BE UNFOUNDED," HE SAYS.

"FOR EXAMPLE, THE CHILDREN WITHIN THE CAMPS WILL NOT BE IN COMPETITION WITH LOCAL CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PLACES. THE PLACING OF PEOPLE IN EMPLOYMENT WILL BE A PHASED PROCESS, MANAGED BY THE UNHCR.”

MR UPTON SAYS IN HIS LETTER THE GOVERNMENT IS SETTING UP A NUMBER OF LOCAL WORKING GROUPS TO ADVISE ON THE PROGRESS OF LIBERALISATION IN EACH CENTRE, TO CONSIDER ALL POSSIBLE LOCAL CONCERNS AND TO DEVISE PLANS TO MEET ANY PROBLEMS WHICH ARE IDENTIFIED.

"IT IS THEREFORE ESSENTIAL THAT DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS BECOME FULLY INVOLVED, AND TO THIS END THE CHAIRMAN AND ONE OTHER DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER ARE BEING INVITED TO JOIN EACH WORKING GROUP," HE SAYS.

"I BELIEVE THAT IT IS NECESSARY NOW TO TURN THE GOVERNMENT'S DECISION IN PRINCIPLE INTO A CAREFULLY PLANNED PROGRAMME FOR EACH CLOSED CENTRE, THROUGH THE OPERATION OF THE NEW WORKING GROUPS."

MR UPTON SAYS THE RELAXATION OF CONDITIONS IN THE CLOSED CAMPS WILL ENABLE THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE MAJOR COSTS SAVINGS FOR THE HONG KONG PUBLIC AND BY ALLOWING THE REFUGEES TO WORK IT IS INTENDED THAT THEY WILL BECOME ECONOMICALLY INDEPENDENT.

"WE BELIEVE THAT WORK EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING WILL IMPROVE THE PROSPECTS OF RESETTLEMENT FOR THESE PEOPLE. THESE BENEFITS ARE SO IMPORTANT THAT WE BELIEVE THEY JUSTIFY AN IMMEDIATE START TO THE GRADUAL BUT PROGRESSIVE PROCESS OF LIBERALISATION."

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INTER-COMMUNAL VIOLENCE AT HEI LING CHAU CENTRE » » » » »

THERE HAS BEEN A SERIES OF VIOLENT INCIDENTS BETWEEN VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE FROM THE HAIPHONG AND QUANGLING ARFAS OF NORTH VIETNAM IN THE HEI LING CHAU DETENTION CENTRE.

BETWEEN FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 9) AND TODAY (MONDAY), A TOTAL OF 13 ATTACKS HAVE TAKEN PLACE AND SIX PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. THESE ATTACKS HAVE NOT BEEN DIRECTED AGAINST CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT STAFF.

SOME OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE CENTRE HAVE REQUESTED THAT THE OVERNIGHT LOCKING OF DORMITORIES BE REINSTITUTED AND THIS WILL COMMENCE THIS EVENING.

A FULL SEARCH OF THE CENTRE FOR WEAPONS WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AND ADDITIONAL SECURITY MEASURES ARE IN FORCE.

THE UNHCR HAS BEEN KEPT FULLY INFORMED OF THESE DEVELOPMENTS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE VISITED THE CENTRE ON SATURDAY AND TODAY.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT ALL THE VIETNAMESE HELD AT HEI LING CHAU WERE POST-JUNE 16 ARRIVALS AWAITING SCREENING TO DETERMINE THEIR STATUS.

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID WILSON, WILL VISIT KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) TO SEE FOR HIMSELF THE LIFE OF THE PEOPLE LIVING OR STUDYING UNDER THE AIRPORT FLIGHT PATH.

DURING HIS VISIT, SIR DAVID WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE DEVELOPMENTS UNDERWAY IN THE DISTRICT.

THE GOVERNOR LAST VISITED THE DISTRICT IN MAY LAST YEAR FOR GENERAL FAMILIARISATION.

ACCOMPANYING HIM ON THIS WEEK’S VISIT WILL BE THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR T.H. CHAU; KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WONG SIK-KONG; AND THE DISTRICT OFFICER (KOWLOON CITY), MR ALEX FONG.

/SIR DAVID

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1988

SIR DAVID WILL BEGIN HIS VISIT AT THE BISHOP HALL JUBILEE SCHOOL IN KOWLOON TONG, WHERE HE WILL BE TOLD ABOUT NOISE ABATEMENT MEASURES THAT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN INTRODUCED.

TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OLD AND NEW HOUSING IN THE DISTRICT, THE GOVERNOR WILL GO TO LUNG SHING, THE OLDER PART OF THE DISTRICT, WHERE HE WILL VISIT A FAMILY LIVING IN A 40-YEAR-OLD BUILDING LOCATED DIRECTLY UNDER Till. AIRPORT FLIGHT PATH.

SIR DAVID WILL THEN GO TO THE NEWER PART OF THE DISTRICT AT THE HUNG HOM WATERFRONT, 'HERE HE WILL VISIT ANOTHER FAMILY LIVING IN ONE OF THE RECENTLY COMPLETED RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS IN THE WHAMPOA GARDEN.

AFTER THIS VISIT TO A FAMILY, SIR DAVID WILL BE BRIEFED BY A GOVERNMENT TOWN PLANNER ON THE HUNG HOM RECLAMATION, AND ON THE METROPLAN AS IT RELATES TO THE DISTRICT.

BEFORE ENDING HIS VISIT, THE GOVERNOR WILL MEET KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS AT A TEA RECEPTION TO BE HELD AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE GOVERNOR’S VISIT TO THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 14).

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE VISIT ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE OUTSIDE THE BISHOP HALL JUBILEE SCHOOL, 20 OXFORD ROAD, KOWLOON TONG, AT 2.15 PM THAT DAY, FROM WHERE GOVERNMENT VEHICLES WILL TAKE THEM TO OTHER PLACES TO BE VISITED.

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS INVITED THE MAINLAND MEMBERS OF THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE TO MAKE A NUMBER OF FAMILIARISATION VISITS TO GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 16 AND 17) WHILE THEY ARE IN HONG KONG, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THESE VISITS IS TO BRIEF THE MAINLAND DRAFTERS ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE WORK OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY, MR JOHN CHAN, IS APPEALING TO ELIGIBLE VOTERS IN THE FORTHCOMING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS TO FULFIL THEIR CIVIC OBLIGATION BY GOING TO THE POLL ON SEPTEMBER 22.

IN A PERSONAL LETTER TO THE VOTERS TODAY, MR CHAN THANKED THEM FOR REGISTERING AS ELECTORS, THUS HELPING TO BUILD UP A SIZEABLE ELECTORATE FOR THE MORE SIGNIFICANT TRADING, INDUSTRIAL AND PROFESSIONAL SECTORS IN THE COMMUNITY".

HE ALSO REMINDED THE VOTERS THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE BY NOW RECEIVED A POLLING CARD INFORMING THEM ABOUT THE HOURS OF THE POLL AND THE LOCATION OF POLLING STATIONS.

A COPY OF THE DIRECTIONS FOR VOTING AND A LEAFLET INTRODUCING THE CANDIDATES IN THE VOTER'S PARTICULAR CONSTITUENCY HAVE ALSO BEEN SENT TOGETHER WITH MR CHAN’S LETTER.

ANY VOTER WHO HAS NOT YET RECEIVED THE POLL CARD OR HAS ENQUIRIES SHOULD CONTACT THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION ON TELEPHONE 5-8932837.

A TOTAL OF 16,833 PEOPLE OUT OF THE 61,519 REGISTERED VOTERS WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE IN THE 13 CONTESTED CONSTITUENCIES.

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WONG TAJ SIN LEGCO ELECTION FORUM t t * »

A FORUM TO INTRODUCE THE TWO CANDIDATES SEEKING ELECTION TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FROM THE WONG TAI SIN ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY WILL BE HELI) IN THE DISTRICT TOMORROW (TUESDAY) EVENING.

THE VENUE WILL BE THE WONG TAI SIN COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 104 CHING TAK STREET, LOWER WONG TAI SIN ESTATE.

ELECTORS WHO ARE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL HEAR THE TWO CANDIDATES, DR CONARD LAM KU1-SHING AND MR MICHAEL CHENG TAK-KIN PRESENT THEIR ELECTION PLATFORMS. .

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ALSO WELCOME TO ATTEND THE FORUM WHICH WILL START AT 8 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WONG TAI SIN ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY FORUM WHICH WILL START AT 8 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE WONG TAI SIN COMMUNITY CENTRE, 104 CHING TAK STREET, LOWER WONG TAI SIN ESTATE.

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YAU TSIM EXHIBITION, FORUM ON LEGCO ELECTIONS t » t t «

A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICE TO PROMOTE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WILL BEGIN TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

AN EXHIBITION ON THE WORK OF THE COUNCIL WILL BE STAGED ON HIE FIRST LEVEL OF NEW WORLD CENTRE, TSIM SHA TSUI, FROM TOMORROW TO SEPTEMBER 22.

USING PHOTOGRAPHS AND CARTOONS, THE EXHIBITION WILL ILLUSTRATE THE OPERATIONS AND TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE COUNCIL AS WELL AS THE STRUCTURE OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGES AND THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICE TODAY (MONDAY) URGED RESIDENTS TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE WORK OF THE COUNCIL, WHICH IS CLOSELY RELATED TO THEIR FVERY DAY LIFE.

TO ENABLE RESIDENTS TO MEET LEGCO ELECTION CANDIDATES REPRESENTING THEIR DISTRICT, THE DISTRICT OFFICE WILL HOLD AN ELECTION FORUM AT 3 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) AT THE HENRY G. LEONG YAU MA TEI COMMUNITY CENTRE.

CANDIDATES FOR THE SOUTH KOWLOON CONSTITUENCY, MR NG KIN-SUN, MR TO KWOK-LAU AND MR SIT HO-YIN, WILL PRESENT THEIR PLATFORMS AND REPLY TO QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR.

TO PUBLICISE THE ELECTIONS, THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAS PRINTED POSTERS AND BANNERS TO BE PUT UP IN THE DISTRICT. INFORMATION SIGNBOARDS AND DISPLAY WINDOWS OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AR.F ALSO BEING USED TO PUBLICISE WORK OF THE COUNCIL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ELECTION FORUM.TO BE HELD AT 3 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) IN THE HENRY G. LEONG YAU MA TEI COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 60 PUBLIC SQUARE STREET.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1988

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DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TRAINING SCHEME IN KWAI TSING

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THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE WILL ORGANISE A DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TRAINING SCHEME TO BE HELD FROM NEXT MONTH TO EARLY NEXT YEAR.

THE SCHEME IS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE RESIDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND TO TRAIN THEM IN LEADERSHIP AND MEETING TECHNIQUES.

THIS YEAR’S DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TRAINING SCHEME IS DIVIDED INTO THREE STAGES. THE FIRST STAGE, TO BE HELD BETWEEN OCTOBER 7 AND 16, WILL COMPRISE MAINLY SEMINARS AND A TRAINING CAMP.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE SECOND STAGE’S MODEL DISTRICT BOARD AFTER PASSING A TEST BASED ON THE FIRST STAGE.

IN THE MODEL DISTRICT BOARD, PARTICIPANTS WILL PLAY THE ROLE OF DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AT A MEETING TO BE HELD IN THE DISTRICT BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM AND FOCUSSING ON KWAI TSING DISTRICT MATTERS. OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTS ON THE MEETING WILL BE GIVEN BY SOME KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS.

IN THE THIRD STAGE, PARTICIPANTS WILL TAKE PART IN THE WORK OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND OF THE WORKING GROUPS UNDER THE DISTRICT BOARD.

ANYONE OVER 16 YEARS OLD WHO IS LIVING, STUDYING OR WORKING IN THE DISTRICT IS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE SCHEME. THF APPLICATION FEE IS $30.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE AND SUB-OFFICES. APPLICANTS WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND AN INTERVIEW EITHER ON SEPTEMBER 27 OR SEPTEMBER 28. FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED BY TELEPHONING 0-273093.

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DB COMMITTEE TO STUDY APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS

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THE CULTURE AND RECREATION COMMITTEE OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD WILL CONSIDER A NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS AT A MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE FUNDS WOULD BE USED FOR ORGANISING VARIOUS ACTIVITIES TN THE DISTRICT.

THESE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE A BADMINTON TRAINING COURSE, BASKETBALL COMPETITION, "CANTONESE OPERA NITE", SPRING LANTERN FESTIVAL CARNIVAL, MUSIC CLASS FOR CHILDREN, PERFORMANCE BY A CHILDREN’S CHOIR AND A TABLE TENNIS COMPETITION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD’S CULTURE AND RECREATION COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, 201 HENNESSY ROAD, TUNG WAN MANSION, EIGHTH FLOOR, HONG KONG. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 4 PM.

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THE RECREATION SPORTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) TO DISCUSS THE PROVISION OF RECREATION, SPORTS AND CULTURAL FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

MEMBERS WILL GIVE VIEWS ON THE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES PLANNED BY DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS FOR TAI PO RESIDENTS IN 1988-89.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S RECREATION, SPORTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 152 KWONG FUK ROAD ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 14). THE MEETING WILL START AT 2.30 PM.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN NEW TERRITORIES t » » t ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN TAI PO AND TUEN MUN ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) AND FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16).

IN TAI PO, TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORK, THE INNER-MOST LANE AND CENTRE LANE OF TOLO HIGHWAY SOUTHBOUND NEAR PAK SHEK KOK WILL BE CLOSED FROM 7 PM ON THURSDAY TO 6 AM ON FRIDAY.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH OUT FOR TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNS AND DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE AND PATIENCE.

IN TUEN MUN, THE SECTION OF ROAD 44K BETWEEN WU KING ROAD AND THE EGRESS OF THE TUEN MUN PIER HEAD TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED DAILY BETWEEN 1.30 AM AND 4.30 AM ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

THE MEASURE WILL FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

DURING THE CLOSURE, ACCESS TO AND FROM THE TUEN MUN PIER HEAD TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE AND ITS NEARBY DEVELOPMENTS WILL BE MAINTAINED VIA ROAD 44A AND THE EAST SECTION OF ROAD 44K.

AT‘THE SAME TIME, THE TERMINUS OF THE ALL-NIGHT GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE NO. 478 (TUEN MUN PIER HEAD - MONG KOK) WILL BE TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO THE SOUTHWEST END OF WU KING ROAD.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN WELLINGTON STREET IN CENTRAL BETWEEN ABERDEEN STREET AND QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

THIS ROAD SECTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY WHERE NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

MOREOVER, THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND THERE WILL BE SUSPENDED.

THESE MEASURES WILL LAST FOR ABOUT FIVE WEEKS FOR ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORKS.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1988

11 FRESH WATER CUT IN SHA TIN ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN SHA TIN WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR WATER WORKS.

ALL PREMISES ALONG SUI WO ROAD, INCLUDING SUI WO COURT, WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE SUSPENSION.

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 45.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 264.247 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 438.227 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 74.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1J, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GLOBAL FACTORS HAVE CONSIDERABLE BEARING ON ECONOMY: FS .... 1

THE PRINCESS ROYAL TO ARRIVE FOR FOUR-DAY VISIT ............ 4

JLG TO MEET IN LONDON ...................................... 6

PUBLIC ADVISED TO WITHHOLD UK MAIL ......................... 7

SUCCESSFUL WEAPONS SEARCH IN CENTRE ....................... 7

HOME SAFETY EXHIBITION AT SHUN TAK CENTRE .................. 8

DB WORKING GROUP TO DISCUSS NIGHT FISHING .................. 8

YOUTH POLICY ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA ........................ 9

DB COMMITTEE TO STUDY WESTERN PARK DEVELOPMENT ............. 9

TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME ON AGENDA ................ 10

ELECTION OF MODEL STUDENTS IN TUEN MUN ..................... 11

ILLEGAL STRUCTURE TO BE CLOSED.............................. 11

PLB RESTRICTED ZONE IN SHAM SHUI PO ........................ 12

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CAUSEWAY BaY, WESTERN .............. 12

ROaD CLOSURE IN KWAI CHUNG ................................. 13

FRESH WATER CUTS IN TWO AREAS .............................. 13

AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS ............................. 14

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1988

GLOBAL FACTORS HAVE CONSIDERABLE BEARING ON ECONOMY: FS » » » » ♦

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, STRESSED THE GROWING INTERDEPENDENCE OF THE WORLD ECONOMY AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS FOR HONG KONG IN HIS ADDRESS THIS (TUESDAY) EVENING TO THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF SECURITY ANALYSTS.

“OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, THE WORLD’S ECONOMIES HAVE BEEN MARKED INCREASINGLY BY IMBALANCES AND UNCERTAI NTIES. GIVEN THE DEGREE OF INTERDEPENDENCE THAT EXISTS, FEW ECONOMIES ARE UNAFFECTED BY THESE IMBALANCES AND UNCERTAINTIES,” MR JACOBS SAID, ADDING THAT THIS WAS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR A SMALL OPEN ECONOMY SUCH AS THAT OF HONG KONG.

THE PLAIN FACT WAS THAT WHETHER WE WERE LOOKING AT TRADE, CURRENCIES, SECURITIES MARKETS, INFLATIONARY PRESSURES, OR ANY ASPECT OF THE ECONOMY, IT WAS READILY APPARENT THAT WHAT HAPPENED ELSEWHERE HAD A CONSIDERABLE BEARING ON OUR OWN POSITION, HE SAID IN HIS MID-YEAR REVIEW OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC SITUATION.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY EMPHASISED THAT WHILE THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD ADHERE TO FREE AND OPEN MARKET POLICIES, IT HAD BECOME EVEN MORE NECESSARY THAN BEFORE TO FORMULATE POLICIES WITH SENSITIVITY NOT ONLY TO Till- NEEDS OF THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY BUT ALSO TO THE EXTENT THAT THOSE POLICIES COULD BE DEFENDED IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA.

ON TRADE, MR JACOBS SAID ALTHOUGH THE U.S. OMNIBUS TRADE AND COMPETITIVENESS ACT OF I 988 HAD PROVED TO BE LESS RESTRICTIVE THAN ONCE SEEMED LIKELY, THIS TYPE OF LEGISLATION WAS NEVER WELCOME TO THOSE WHO BELIEVED IN FREE AND OPEN MARKET PLACES.

"IN THIS CONTEXT, IT IS ('LEAR, I HUNK, THAI THE UNITED STATES ADMINISTRATION IS WELL AWARE THAT Till' STRUCTURAL IMBALANCE WITHIN ITS OWN ECONOMY HAS BEEN A MAJOR FACTOR LEADING TO ITS CURRENT TRADE IMBALANCE.

"BUT, ON THE OTHER HAND, PUBLIC CONCERN IN THE STATES OVER THE TRADE IMBALANCE HAS OFTEN BEEN MISLEADINGLY FOCUSSED ON THE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO THAT IMBALANCE BY THE UNITED STATES’ BILATERAL TRADE DEFICITS," HE SAID.

MR JACOBS CITED AS AN EXAMPLE THE UNDUE ' AMOUNT OF ATTENTION BEING PAID TO THE UNITED STATES’ VISIBLE TRADE DEFICITS WITH JAPAN, AND WITH THE SO-CALLED NEWLY INDUSTRIALISED ECONOMIES (NIE’S) IN ASIA.

"THE LUMPING TOGETHER OF HONG KONG WITH TAIWAN, SOUTH KOREA AND SINGAPORE UNDER SUCH TITLES AS THE ’FOUR LITTLE DRAGONS’ HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY UNFORTUNATE AND MISLEADING.

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"AS WE HAVE OFTEN STRESSED, HONG KONG HAS NO TRADE BARRIERS WHETHER IN THE FORM OF TARIFFS OR QUOTAS; WE PROVIDE NO SPECIFIC GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES TO MANUFACTURERS OR EXPORTERS; AND WE EXERCISE NO CONTROLS ON THE FLOW OF FUNDS ACROSS THE EXCHANGES.

"SO, MANY OF THE IMPORTANT CONCERNS WHICH HAVE BEEN THE SUBJECT OF NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION AND OTHER EXPORTING ECONOMIES ARE BY AND LARGE IRRELEVANT IN RELATION TO HONG KONG," HE SAID, NOTING THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD SPARED NO EFFORT IN PUTTING ACROSS THIS MESSAGE AND IT WAS BEING RECEIVED AND UNDERSTOOD.

"AS I POINTED OUT IN MY BUDGET SPEECH, ALTHOUGH HONG KONG HAS BEEN RUNNING TRADE SURPLUSES WITH MANY OF OUR MAJOR MARKETS, WE HAVE USED OUR EXPORT EARNINGS TO BUY WHAT WE NEED FROM OUR MAJOR SUPPLIERS, WITH MANY OF WHOM WE RUN LARGE TRADE DEFICITS.

"WHAT MATTERS IS HONG KONG’S OVERALL TRADE BALANCE, NOT ITS BILATERAL TRADE BALANCES WITH INDIVIDUAL ECONOMIES. AND FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS OUR VISIBLE TRADE HAS BEEN VIRTUALLY IN BALANCE," HE SAID.

SPEAKING ABOUT THE MOVEMENT IN EXCHANGE RATES, MR JACOBS SAID THE LINKED EXCHANGE RATE SYSTEM INTRODUCED IN 1983 PROVIDED A MEASURE OF STABILITY AND CERTAINTY FOR HONG KONG BUSINESSMEN IN TERMS OF THE EXCHANGE RATE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AGAINST THE CURRENCY THAT WAS MOST WIDELY USED BY THEM FOR THEIR INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS, NAMELY THE U.S. DOLLAR.

"WITHOUT THE LARGE SWINGS IN THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE U.S. DOLLAR THAT HAVE BEEN SEEN IN RECENT YEARS, THE PATH OF THE HONG KONG ECONOMY WOULD ALMOST CERTAINLY HAVE BEEN LESS CYCLICAL, AND FOR THIS REASON WE WELCOME THE EFFORTS BEING MADE TO REDUCE THE VOLATILITY OF THE EXCHANGE RATES OF THE WORLD’S MAJOR CURRENCIES.

"BUT WHATEVER HAPPENS, GIVEN OUR FLEXIBILITY AND THE FAIT THAT OUR PRESENT SYSTEM IS SERVING US WELL, 1 SEE NO REASON FOR ANY MAJOR ALTERATION.

"IN THIS CONTEXT, THE RECENT INTRODUCTION OF NEW ACCOUNTING ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN THE EXCHANGE FUND AND THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING FOR SOME TIME. THE ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF Till LINKED EXCHANGE RATE SYSTEM ARE UNCHANGED," HE SAID.

TURNING TO THE SECURITIES MARKETS, MR JACOBS SAID HE EXPECTED THE BULK OF THE SECURITIES REVIEW COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE IMPLEMENTED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

"THERE ARE NOW CLEAR SIGNS THAT HONG KONG, THROUGH THE COLLECTIVE EFFORTS OF ALL INVOLVED, WILL EMERGE FROM THE OCTOBER CRASH WITH A BETTER REGULATED AND STRUCTURALLY SOUND MARKET FOR INVESTORS.

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"I AM CONFIDENT THAT OUR SECURITIES INDUSTRY WILL BE READY, ONCE AGAIN, TO TAKE UP THE CHALLENGES PRESENTED AND THE OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED UY A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING GLOBAL MARKET-PLACE," HE SAID.

ON THE CURRENT STATE OF THE HONG KONG ECONOMY, MR JACOBS NOTED THAT HE SAW MO NEED TO REVISE HIS BUDGET FORECASTS SUBSTANTIALLY, EXCEPT AS REGARDS THE GROWTH RATE OF RE-EXPORTS, AND THUS THE GROWTH RATES OF TOTAL EXPORTS AND IMPORTS, AND TO A LESSER EXTENT Till GROWTH RATES OF INVESTMENT IN PLANT AND MACHINERY AND OF NET EXPORTS OF SERVICES.

"ACCORDINGLY, MY FORECAST OF THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FOR 1988 REMAINS AT SIX PER CENT, WHILE THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE OF RE-EXPORTS IS RAISED SUBSTANTIALLY TO 35 PER (ENT. AS A RESULT, TOTAL EXPORTS ARE NOW FORECAST TO GROW BY ZD PER ( I NT." HE SAID.

ON INVESTMENT, MR JACOBS SAID THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE OF EXPENDITURE ON PLANT AND MACHINERY WAS REVISED UPWARDS TO II PER CENT, IN LINE WITH CONTINUED INCREASES IN RETAINED IMPORTS op PLANT AND MACHINERY DURING THE YEAR.

THUS THE STRONG PERFORMANCE SEEN IN INVESTMENT IN PLANT AND MACHINERY IN THE PAST TWO YEARS WAS CONTINUING.

HOWEVER, HE ADDED, IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SECTOR, CAPACITY REMAINED A SERIOUS FACTOR LIMITING THE GROWTH OF OUTPUT AND BECAUSE OF THIS THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE OF EXPENDITURE ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION WAS LOWERED TO THREE PER CENT.

OVERALL, MR JACOBS SAID, THE REVISED FORECAST FOR THE GROWTH RATE FOR THE GDP IN 1988 WAS SIX PER CENT, SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE FIVE PER CENT FORECAST HE MADE TN HIS BUDGET SPEECH IN MARCH.

MR JACOBS POINTED OUT THAT ALTHOUGH THIS GROWTH RATF WAS CONSIDERABLY SLOWER THAN THAT ACHIEVED IN 1986 AND 1987. IT WOULD STILL MEAN THAI THE ECONOMY HAD GROWN AT AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT 10 PER CENT PER ANNUM FOR THREE YEARS.

HE SAID THIS WAS AN ENVIABLE RECORD BY ANY STANDARDS, AND "IN ANY EVENT, FOLLOWING TWO YEARS OF EXCEPTIONAL GROWTH, THE ECONOMY REQUIRES A PERIOD OF CONSOLIDATION".

WITH THIS SLOWER GROWTH RATE, MR JACOBS SAID, BOTH THE TIGHT LABOUR MARKET AND INFLATIONARY PRESSURES SHOULD EASE IN DUE COURSE, ALTHOUGH POSSIBLY NOT DURING THIS YEAR.

"OUR LABOUR FORCE SHOULD STILL BE FULLY EMPLOYED AND I AM AFRAID THAT IN THE SHORT TERM THERE MAY WELL BE A FURTHER EDGING UP OF THE INFLATION RATE BEFORE IT RETURNS TO MORE ACCEPTABLE LEVELS.

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"THUS, THE REVISED FORECAST INCREASE IN THE CPI(A) FOR 1988 AS A WHOLE IS A LITTLE HIGHER AT 7.5 PER CENT.

"THE EXPECTED RATE OF INCREASE IN THE GDP DEFLATOR IS AROUND EIGHT PER CENT, PUSHED UP BY MUCH HIGHER BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION COSTS.

"IN PER CAPITA TERMS, GDP AT CURRENT PRICES IN 1983 IS FORECAST TO BE ABOUT $73,100 OR US$9,370," HE SAID.

CONCLUDING HIS REVIEW, MR JACOBS NOTED THAT IN HIS SPEECH IN THIS YEAR’S BUDGET DEBATE HE EMPHASISED THE NECESSITY OF MAINTAINING STABILITY AND CONTINUITY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OUR ECONOMY.

HE STRESSED THAT THESE WERE NOT EMPTY WORDS: "THEY ARE THE ESSENCE OF OUR POLICIES."

HE SAID WE HAD HAD TWO REMARKABLE YEARS, AND CERTAINLY HE DID NOT BELIEVE THAT OUR GOOD FORTUNE WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE DRAMATICALLY.

"BUT I AM AWARE THAT WE ARE NOW IN A MORE COMPLEX SITUATION. WE ARE AFFECTED BY EXTERNAL EVENTS BEYOND OUR CONTROL AND IN THIS SITUATION IT IS CLEARLY INCUMBENT UPON THE GOVERNMENT TO DO ALL THAT IT CAN TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO ADAPT TO MEET THE NEW CHALLENGES THAT ARISE.

"THIS WILL NOT ALWAYS BE EASY, AND MAY ON OCCASION^ BE SOMEWHAT PAINFUL.

"BUT IF WE CONTINUE TO PLAN AND ACT WITH THE LONGER TERM IN VIEW, THERE IS NO REASON WHY WE SHOULD BE DEFLECTED FROM OUR QUEST FOR A STABLE AND PROSPEROUS LIFE FOR OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY," HE SAID.

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HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCESS ROYAL, ARRIVES ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) EVENING FOR A FOUR-DAY VISIT TO HONG KONG.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL WILL BEGIN TWO FULL DAYS OF ACTIVITIES ON FRIDAY MORNING WHEN SHE TOURS THE ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDENS. SHE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID WILSON.

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LATER IN THE MORNING, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WILL VISIT THE RIDING FOR THE DISABLED ASSOCIATION AT THE POKFULAM PUBLIC RIDING SCHOOL, WHERE SHE WILL BE ENTERTAINED WITH PERFORMANCES BY DISABLED CHILDREN FROM VARIOUS SCHOOLS AND ORGANISATIONS.

THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A VISIT TO THE HONG KONG OFFICE OF THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND, OF WHICH THE PRINCESS ROYAL IS THE PRESIDENT. SHE WILL BE BRIEFED ON VARIOUS ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS OF THE ORGANISATION WHICH PROVIDES WELFARE AND HEALTH SERVICES TO UNDER-PRIVILEGED CHILDREN WORLDWIDE.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL WILL ALSO MEET FOSTER PARENTS OF THE FUND’S FOSTER CARE PROGRAMME.

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WILL THEN ATTEND A LUNCHEON WITH BRITISH BUSINESSMEN AT THE HONG KONG CLUB HOSTED BY THE SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER.

IN THE AFTERNOON, SHE WILL VISIT THE MARKS AND SPENCER STORE IN OCEAN CENTRE WHERE SHE WILL BE PRESENTED WITH A CHEQUE FOR THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND.

LATER, THE PRINCESS ROYAL WILL OPEN THE NEW SIX-STOREY PORTLAND STREET CENTRE OF THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN IN MONG KOK. THE SOCIETY PROVIDES A VARIETY OF CARE SERVICES TO SOME I,300 CHILDREN DAILY.

ON SATURDAY MORNING, THE PRINCESS ROYAL WILL VISIT VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CENTRES IN TUEN MUN.

SHE WILL FIRST VISIT THE TUEN MUN CLOSED CENTRE WHERE SHE WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE OPERATION AND PROVISION OF SERVICES FOR REFUGEES. THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND OPERATE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND RECREATION PROGRAMMES IN THE CENTRE.

NEXT, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WILL TOUR THE SAN YICK CLOSED CENTRE ALSO IN TUEN MUN.

THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A VISIT TO THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT (LRT) DEPOT AT TUEN MUN WHERE SHE WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE SYSTEM’S REGIONAL OPERATIONS. SHE WILL THEN TRAVEL ON A LIGHT RAIL VEHICLE TO THE PIERHEAD LRT TERMINAL NEAR THE TUEN MUN FERRY PIER.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL WILL THEN VISIT THE MISSIONS TO SEAMEN AT MARINER’S CLUB IN TS1M SHA TSU]. AFTER A TOUR OF THE PREMISES AND LUNCH, THE PRINCESS ROYAL WILL BE PRESENTED WITH A CHEQUE FOR THE MISSION TO SEAMEN, LONDON, OF Will ('ll SHE IS THE PRESIDENT.

IN THE AFTERNOON, THE PRINCESS ROYAL WILL PAY A VISIT TO THE HEADQUARTERS BRITISH FORCES AT HMS TAMAR FOLLOWED IN Till EVENING BY A DINNER WITH CORPORATE MEMBERS OF THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND IN CENTRAL.

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HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WILL LEAVE FOR SEOUL ON (SEPTEMBER 18).

SUNDAY MORNING

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE REMINDED THAT HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCESS ROYAL, ACCOMPANIED BY HER PRIVATE SECRETARY, LIEUTENANT COLONEL PETER GIBBS, WILL ARRIVE ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) EVENING BY A QUEEN’S FLIGHT AT ABOUT 9 PM. SHE WILL BE MET BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID WILSON.

THERE WILL BE A FIXED PRESS POSITION ON THE TARMAC OPPOSITE THE AIRCRAFT. ACCREDITED MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE EVENT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM BY 8 PM. THERE WILL BE THE USUAL SECURITY CHECKS.

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JLG TO MEET IN LONDON ♦ ft*

THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT THE TENTH MEETING OF THE SINO-BR1TISH JOINT LIAISON GROUP ON HONG KONG WILL TAKE PLACE IN LONDON FROM SEPTEMBER 20 TO 23.

THE BRITISH TEAM WILL BE LED BY THE SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE, MR ROBIN MCLAREN (ASSISTANT UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE (ASIA) FCO).

THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH TEAM WILL BE MR DONA J J) LIAO (SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, HONG KONG), MR DICK (LIFT (POLITICAL ADVISER, HONG KONG), MR CHRISTOPHER HUM (HEAD OF IIONG KONG DEPARTMENT, FCO) AND MR DOUG MARTIN (COUNSELLOR, OFFICE OF THE BRITISH SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE, SINO-BRIT1SH JOI NT. LI AI SON GROUP, IIONG KONG).

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PUBLIC ADVISED TO WITHHOLD UK MAIL t * t » t

THE POST OFFICE ADVISED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TODAY (TUESDAY) TO CONTINUE TO DEFER SENDING OF AIRMAIL LETTERS AND PARCELS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE ENDING OF THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY THE STAFF Oh THE UK POST OFFICE, THE BRITISH POST OFFICE HAS NOT YET RESUMED THE ACCEPTANCE OF AIR LETTERS AND PARCELS FROM OVERSEAS, INCLUDING HONG KONG.

IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME BEFORE THE BACKLOG OF MAIL IN THE UK CAN BE CLEARED AND NORMAL POSTAL OPERATIONS RESUMED, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN HONG KONG WHO WISH TO FORWARD DOCUMENTS AND BUSINESS PAPERS TO THE MAJOR CITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM CAN STILL USE HONG KONG’S SPEEDPOST SERVICE WHICH HAS BEEN KEPT OPEN THROUGHOUT THE STRIKE PERIOD. THE MAJOR CITIES ARE:

BIRMINGHAM BRISTOL EDINBURGH GLASGOW LEEDS LIVERPOOL

LONDON MANCHESTER NEWCASTLE NOTTINGHAM READING

SPEEDPOST ITEMS TO JERSEY ARE NOT AFFECTED AND ALL ITEMS, DOCUMENTS, BUSINESS PAPERS, SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE CAN BE ACCEPTED.

POST OFFICE CUSTOMERS WILL BE FURTHER ADVISED AS SOON AS THE SITUATION RETURNS TO NORMAL.

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SUCCESSFUL WEAPONS SEARCH IN CENTRE t t * »

THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT CONDUCTED A SUCCESSFUL SEARCH OF THE HEI LING CHAU DETENTION CENTRE EARLIER TODAY (TUESDAY).

ABOUT 120 WEAPONS OR POTENTIAL WEAPONS WERE FOUND.

THE SEARCH WAS CONDUCTED WITHOUT INCIDENT AND WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF THE OCCUPANTS OF THE CENTRE.

/’’THE SEARCH

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1988

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"THE SEARCH WAS NECESSARY AS PART Ob' AN EXERCISE TO STAMP OUT INTER-COMMUNAL VIOLENCE IN THE CENTRE. THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT MOVED QUICKLY TO DEFUSE THE SITUATION RY INCREASING THE LEVEL OF SECURITY AND BY REMOVING WEAPONS," A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

"THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS MOVED EFFECTIVELY TO STAMP OUT VIOLENCE IN THE CENTRE. THE SEARCH AND THE LOCKING OF DORMITORIES WAS CARRIED OUT WITH GREAT SENSITIVITY AND PROFESSIONALISM.

"WE CAN NOW BE CONFIDENT THAT THE CENTRE WILL SETTLE DOWN ,\ND THAT THE VULNERABLE GROUPS WITHIN THE CENTRE CAN BE PROTECTED," HE SAID.

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HOME SAFETY EXHIBITION AT SHUN TAK CENTRE

*****

A ONE-WEEK HOME SAFETY EXHIBITION IS BEING HELD AT THE SHOPPING MALL ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF SHUN TAK CENTRE IN CENTRAL.

THE EVENT IS ORGANISED BY THE HOME SAFETY CAMPAIGN PUBLICITY COMMITTEE TO REMIND THE PUBLIC OF COMMON DANGERS AT HOME AND HOW ACCIDENTS CAN BE AVOIDED.

ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT STATISTICS DEATHS . RESULTING FROM ACCIDENTS IN THE HOME ENVIRONMENT STOOD AT 58 FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR. MAJOR CAUSES OF THE DEATHS WERE FALLS (18 CASES), MISUSE OF DRUGS (EIGHT CASES), BURNS (SEVEN CASES) AND DROWNING (SIX CASES).

THE EXHIBITION WILL LAST TILL SEPTEMBER 20.

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DB WORKING GROUP Tp DISCUSS NIGHT FISHING *****

MEMBERS OF I HE TA I PO DISTRICT BOARD’S WORKING GROUP ON AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES WILL DISCUSS CONTROL ON USING BRIGHT LIGHTS FOR FISHING AT NIGHT AT A MEETING ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

THEY WILL ALSO EXPRESS VIEWS ON PROSECUTION ACTIONS AGAINST CARRYING DEAD FISH IN EXCESS OF 60 KILOGRAMS ON VESSELS THAT ARF NOT FISHING BOATS.

/OTHER ITEMS

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OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE PROPOSED DESIGNATION OF NEW FISH CULTURE ZONES IN THE DISTRICT AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FACILITIES OF THE FISH CULTURE ZONES IN TAI PO.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S WORKING GROUP ON AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 152 KWONG FUK ROAD ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15). THE MEETING WILL START AT 10 AM.

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YOUTH POLICY ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA t * » » *

MEMBERS OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE REPORT ON YOUTH POLICY AND THE EDUCATION COMMISSION REPORT NO. 3 AT A MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THEY WILL ALSO CONSIDER THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE BOARD SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE FESTIVAL FOR ELDERLY TO BE ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE IN NOVEMBER.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING TO BEGIN AT 2.15 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD, YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 13TH FLOOR, 2 KIU LOK SQUARE, YUEN LONG.

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DB COMMITTEE TO STUDY WESTERN PARK DEVELOPMENT ♦ » t ♦ ♦

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENT AND WORKS COMMITTEE WILL EXAMINE AT A MEETING ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) THE WORKS PROGRAMME OF CONSTRUCTING A PARK AND AN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE ON THE WESTERN RECLAMATION.

THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO CONSIDER WHETHER A WORKING GROUP SHOULD BE SET UP TO MONITOR THE RECLAMATION WORKS IN WESTERN DISTRICT.

/AT THE .......

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1Jt 1988

10

AT THE MEETING, THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT WILL SUBMIT THE 1988 PROGRAMME ON GOVERNMENT PROJECTS FOR THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENT AND WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM, 14TH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

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TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAMME ON AGENDA *****

THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD’S CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER THE PROGRAMME AND BUDGET OF THE 11TH TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL AT A MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER APPL K’ATIONS FOR FUNDS FROM THE TSUEN WAN CULTURE AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATING ASSOCIATION AND OTHER LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE PROGRESS REPORTS FROM VARIOUS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD’S CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, SECOND FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION ’ MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1988

ELECTION OF MODEL STUDENTS IN TUEN MUN t t * t t

THE YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE SECOND ELECTION OF MODEL STUDENTS IK TUEN MUN.

ORGANISED BY YAN 01 TONG, THE FUNCTION IS SPONSORED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND A LOCAL TRAVEL COMPANY.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE CHAIRED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF YAN OI TONG, MR LO CH1-CHUNG AND A LECTURER FROM THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY, MR FUNG YEE-WANG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE ELECTION OF MODEL STUDENTS IN TUEN MUN AT 2.30 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) IN THE DANCE STUDIO ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE AT YAN CHING CIRCUIT, TUEN MUN.

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ILLEGAL STRUCTURE TO BE CLOSED ♦ t t ♦ *

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS TO SEEK THE CLOSURE OF AN ILLEGAL STRUCTURE IN YAU TSIM DISTRICT, KOWLOON, SO THAT IT CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT DANGER TO THE OCCUPIERS OR THE PUBLIC.

THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURE IS ON THE FLAT ROOF ADJACENT TO FLATS B AND I). SECOND FLOOR, 26-31, PILKEM STREET.

THE CLOSURE IS PART OF AN EXERCISE TO ENFORCE AN ORDER ISSUED UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR, REQUIRING THE DEMOLITION OF THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURE.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER DISTRICT COURT, HONG KONG, ON OCTOBER'13 WAS POSTED ON THE TODAY (TUESDAY).

FROM THE

STRUCTURE

DEMOLITION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT ONCE A CLOSURE ORDER

IS

OBTAINED.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1988

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PLB RESTRICTED ZONE IN SHAM SHU! PO t t * ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW, A SECTION OF TAI PO ROAD IN SHAM SHU1 PO WILL BE MADE A PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16), OPERATING DAILY BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM.

THE AFFECTED ROAD SECTION IS THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TAI PO ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH PEI HO STREET TO ITS JUNCTION WITH KWEILIN STREET.

HOWEVER, THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND ON THIS ROAD SECTION WILL NOT BE AFFECTED.

ALL PUBLIC LIGHT RUSES WILL BE BANNED FROM PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CAUSEWAY BAY, WESTERN

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT HENNESSY ROAD EASTBOUND BETWEEN HOUSE NO’S 503 AND 527 WILL BE DESIGNATED A 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW.

ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS THERE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF EASTBOUND DES VOEUX ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH HILL ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 55 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE ROUND-THE-CLOCK FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS TO FACILITATE THE RELOCATION OF TRAM TRACKS.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS THERE.

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ROAD CLOSURE IN KWAI CHUNG » » » » »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TO FACILITATE THE LAYING OF WATER MAINS, THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TAI WO HAU ROAD IN KWAI CHUNG, BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH THE WESTERN AND EASTERN ENDS OF SHEUNG KOK STREET, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE CLOSURE WILL CONTINUE UNTIL DECEMBER 1.

DURING THE PERIOD, ALL VEHICLES TRAVELLING ON TAI WO HAU ROAD EASTBOUND, INCLUDING KMB ROUTES NO. 43 AND 46A, WILL BE DIVERTED VIA SHEUNG KOK STREET BEFORE REJOINING TAI WO HAU ROAD.

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FRESH WATER CUTS IN TWO AREAS » ♦ » t

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN NGAU TAU KOK AND THE NORTH DISTRICT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE SUSPENDED LATER THIS WEEK DUE TO WATER WORKS.

IN NGAU TAU KOK, SUPPLY WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) TO 6 AM ON FRIDAY.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT NO’S. 23-25 AND 22-26 HONG LEE ROAD AND NO’S. 38-44 AND 55-81 KUNG LOK ROAD.

IN NORTH DISTRICT, SUPPLY WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 9 PM ON THURSDAY TO 7 AM ON FRIDAY.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG MAN KAM TO ROAD FROM BRIDGE NO. 1 TO MUK WU, INCLUDING HUNG KIU SAN TSUEN, FU TEI AU ROAD, LO WU BARRACK CAMP, LO WU TSUEN, POLMIL HQ, TAK YUET LAU TSUEN, LUI POK TSUEN, SHA LENG SAN TSUEN, SAN UK LENG TSUEN, MUK WU TSUEN AND NGA YIU TSUFN.

MEANWHILE, THE WATER PRESSURE WILL BE WEAK FOR VILLAGES AND PREMISES BY THE SIDE OF SHA TAU KOK ROAD, PING CHE ROAD AND LIN MA HANG ROAD, NFW TERRITORIES, BETWEEN 9 PM ON THURSDAY AND 6 AM ON FRIDAY, OWING TO WATER WORKS.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1988

14

AUCTION OF SPECIAL » » » *

CAR NUMBERS »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ANOTHER AUCTION OF SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) AT 10 AM IN THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL.

A TOTAL OF 40 SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR BIDDING. THEY ARE :

AC 132 DW1832 DV8892 DW 728 AB9876

DW 798 DR 656 CA8768 DW 860 AG 192

BJ 568 DW 328 DW1221 BB1000 DT 1

DV1687 DV9333 AB3929 DW 133 DW1328

DT8338 DW3200 AA 205 DV3828 DX 500

AV 750 DD 89 DW8788 DW 747 AC 233

AA3339 DW 118 DW7777 CL 861 DW8886

DV 508 HK 949 DW 289 DW 128 DW 911

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MUST PAY BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIDDING.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN REMINDED BIDDERS THAT THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER WOULD BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO A VEHICLE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE AUCTION.

THE CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION MUST BE PRODUCED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE AUCTION IF THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION MARK IS TO BE REGISTERED UNDER THE NAME OF A BODY CORPORATE.

PROCEEDS OF THE AUCTION WILL AS USUAL GO TO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND.

THE COMING AUCTION WILL BE THE 129TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL.: 5-8428777

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR VISITS KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT A SECOND TIME ........ 1

RELAXATION AIMED AT EXPEDITING RESETTLEMENT: SIR DAVID .... 2

REFUGEE CO-ORDINATOR BOUND FOR TALKS IN BANGKOK ............ 4

DB MEMBERS VISIT VR CENTRE.................................. 4

SIR Q.W. LEE AGREES TO NOMINATION .......................... 5

JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG

LIMITED AND THE SECURITIES COMMISSION .................... 5

UNEMPLOYMENT, UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS FOR MAY-JULY ...... 8

URBAN COUNCIL ACHIEVES RECORD SURPLUS OF JJ14 MILLION ..... 10

CS PLACES TIME CAPSULE IN BOND CENTRE...................... 11

TENDERS INVITED FOR MAINLAYING PROJECT .................... 11

KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING ........... 12

PROPOSED HOSTEL FOR ELDERLY IN TaI 0 ...................... 12

MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD TO DISCUSS HOMOSEXUAL LmW ......... 1J

RETIREMENT SCHEMES REGULATION ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA ...... 1?

DB COMMITTEE TO HEAR TRANSPORT SURVEY RESULTS ............. 14

EXHIBITION CW LEGCO ELECTIONS IN NORTH DISTRICT ........... 14

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR CIVIC FORERUNNERS SCHEME ......... 15

TEMPORARY RIGHT-TURN BAN IN FANLING ....................... 16

RESTRICTED ZONES IN CAUSEWAY BAY .......................... 16

SHAM SHU I PO VEHICULAR UNDERPASS CLOSURE ................. 17

SALT WATER CUT

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1988

1

GOVERNOR VISITS KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT A SECOND TIME « * » * »

THE GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID WILSON, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) VISITED KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT WHERE ONE OF HIS OBJECTIVES WAS TO LOOK INTO THE EFFECT OF AIRCRAFT NOISE ON LOCAL INHABITANTS.

"THE GOVERNMENT IS FULLY AWARE THAT THERE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM OF AIRCRAFT NOISE," SIR DAVID SAID AFTER THE VISIT.

"SO LONG AS OUR AIRPORT IS AT KAI TAK, THIS CANNOT TOTALLY BE AVOIDED.

"BUT WE ARE PROVIDING AIR-CONDITIONERS AND DOUBLE-GLAZING TO GOVERNMENT AND AIDED SCHOOLS LOCATED DIRECTLY UNDER THE FLIGHT PATH AND SEVERELY AFFECTED BY AIRCRAFT NOISE. AND CONTROLS ON NOISE LEVELS WILL BE EXTENDED TO ALL AIRCRAFT WITH EFFECT FROM NOVEMBER."

ON HIS SECOND VISIT TO KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT SINCE BECOMING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE REGIONAL SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON), MT T.II. CHAU, KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WONG SIK-KONG, AND DISTRICT OFFICER (KOWLOON CITY), MR ALEX FONG.

HE BEGAN HIS VISIT AT THE BISHOP HALL JUBILEE SCHOOL WHERE HE WAS SHOWN THE NOISE ABATEMENT FACILITIES THAT HAD BEEN RECENTLY INSTALLED.

SIR DAVID NEXT WENT TO LUNG SHING, ONE OF THE OLDER PARTS OF THE DISTRICT, WHERE HE VISITED A FAMILY LIVING IN A 40-YEAR OLD BUILDING LOCATED DIRECTLY UNDER THE FLIGHT PATH.

"THE GOVERNMENT IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE HUMAN AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF OPERATING A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SO CLOSE TO DENSELY POPULATED AREAS," THE GOVERNOR SAID.

"WE REALISE THAT MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED BY AIRCRAFT NOISE.

"DETAILED WORK IS NOW WELL ADVANCED ON THE CAPABILITY OF KAI TAK AND THE FEASIBILITY STUDIES OF SITES. THE DECISION ON WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE AIRPORT IS A WE SHALL BE READY TO TAKE IT BEFORE THE END OF' NEXT YEAR."

DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVE VITAL ONE.

SIR DAVID THEN DROVE TO THE RECENTLY DEVELOPED HUNG HOM WATERFRONT AREA WHERE HE PAID A VISIT TO A FAMILY LIVING IN THE WHAMPOA GARDEN.

HE WAS ABLE TO COMPARE THE MUCH IMPROVED LIVING ENVIRONMENT IN A MODERN RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT TO THE OLD AND UNPLANNED AREA HE HAD VISITED EARLIER.

/THE GOVERNOR .......

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1988

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THE GOVERNOR WAS ALSO BRIEFED ON THE HUNG HOM BAY RECLAMATION AND THOSE ASPECTS OF THE METROPLAN THAT RELATE TO THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT.

THE FINAL EVENT OF HIS VISIT WAS A TEA RECEPTION AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, WHERE HE HAI) AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND OTHER LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS.

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RELAXATION AIMED AT EXPEDITING RESETTLEMENT: SIR DAVID ♦ * t * ♦

THE GRADUAL LIBERALISATION OF CONDITIONS IN CLOSED CAMPS FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IS AIMED AT MAKING IT EASIER FOR THEM TO GET RESETTLEMENT OPPORTUNITIES OVERSEAS, THE GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID WILSON, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER VISITING KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT, SIR DAVID SAID WHAT THE REFUGEES WANTED WAS RESETTLEMENT OVERSEAS.

’’SECONDLY, WE WANT THE PEOPLE TO BE LOOKED AFTER BY UNHCR SO THAT THAT IS A CARE ON THE UNCHR AND NOT ON THIS COMMUNITY,” HE SAID.

"AND THIRDLY, WE WANT CONDITIONS TO BE REASONABLE FOR THOSE PEOPLE.

’’BUT IT'S A GRADUAL PROCESS WHICH WILL NOT, 1 THINK, CAUSE ANY DISRUPTION TO PEOPLE IN THE AREAS WHERE THOSE CAMPS ARE," SIR DAVID STRESSED.

ASKED WHETHER THE PROBLEM OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES WOULD BE RESOLVED BEFORE 1997, SIR DAVID SAID, "I DON’T THINK 1997 IS IMPORTANT IN THIS CONTEXT AT ALL.

"THIS IS A PROBLEM WHICH HAS BEEN WITH US FOR A LONG TIME. WE WANT TO GET IT SETTLED AS SOON AS WE POSSIBLY CAN," HE EXPLAINED.

“IF IT IS STILL WITH US DISAPPOINTMENT, PURELY BECAUSE IT BECAUSE THERE IS ANY MAGIC TO THE

BY 1997, THAT WILL BE A GREAT IS A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, NOT DATE 1997,” HE SAID.

/THE GOVERNOR .......

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1988

THE GOVERNOR STRESSED THAT THE AIM OF THE GOVERNMENT POLICY ON VIETNAMESE REFUGEES WAS "TO TRY TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM AS SOON AS WE POSSIBLY CAN".

ASKED WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE MORE CONSULTATION ON THE LIBERALISATION POLICY, SIR DAVID SAID THAT WAS WHAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN DOING.

HE SAID THERE HAD BEEN NO CHANGE LN THE GENERAL AIM OF THE POLICY WHEN IT WAS TAKEN IN THE MIDDLE OF JUNE.

"WE SAID THEN WE WOULD GRADUALLY LIBERALISE. THERE’S NOW VERY CAREFUL EFFORT GOING ON TO EXPLAIN TO PEOPLE IN TUEN MUN AND PEOPLE ELSEWHERE PRECISELY WHAT’S BEING DONE," THE GOVERNOR SAID.

"THERE WILL BE NO SUDDEN FLOODING OUT OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN A WAY WHICH WILL AFFECT ADVERSELY PEOPLE IN TUEN MUN OR ELSEWHERE," SIR DAVID SAID.

HE HOPED THAT PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND AND REALISE THAT SOME OF

THE PROBLEMS THEY PROBLEMS.

HAD

IMAGINED THERE WERE NOT GOING TO

BE SERIOUS

ASKED WHEN WOULD TAKE PLACE, THIS.

THE

SIR

NEXT ROUND

DAVID SAID

OF

NO

TALKS WITH THE HANOI DECISION HAD YET BEEN

GOVERNMENT

REACHED ON

IN REPLY TO A

QUESTION

ON

AIRPORT, SIR DAVID SAID THE DECISION IMPLICATIONS FOR HONG KONG AND THAT THE FACTS FOR THE AIRPORT.

THE WAS THE

BUILDING OF A BIG ONE GOVERNMENT

REPLACEMENT

W I TH

WAS

ENORMOUS ASSEMBLING

"I WOULD EXPECT THAT WE WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT DECISION FOR THE FUTURE NEXT YEAR," HE SAID.

IN

OF

A POSITION

HONG KONG

TO BY

TAKE

THE

END

THAT

OF

"IT IS A DECISION WHICH WE MUST IMPORTANT ONE," THE GOVERNOR STRESSED.

TRY TO GET RIGHT

IT IS

A VERY

ON HIS VISIT TO KOWLOON CITY, SIR DAVID SAID HE

WENT

TO

DISTRICT FOR TWO REASONS: TO LOOK INTO THE QUESTION OF THE EFFECT AIRCRAFT NOISE AND TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE DEVELOPMENTS.

THE

OF

A

HE NOTED THAT THE NEW POLICY OP PROVIDING DOUBLE GLAZING

AIR-CONDITIONING IN SCHOOLS UNDER THE AIRPORT FLIGHT PATH HAD SUCCESSFUL TN REDUCING NOISE LEVELS IN CLASSROOMS AND THIS WOULD CONTINUE.

AND

BEEN

POLICY

A ...

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1988

REFUGEE CO-ORDINATOR BOUND FOR TALKS IN BANGKOK » * ♦ ♦ ♦

THE REFUGEE CO-ORDINATOR, MR MIKE HANSON, WILL LEAVE FOR BANGKOK TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO TAKE PART IN A MEETING WHICH WILL CHART THE COURSE FOR AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDO-CHINESE REFUGEES NEXT YEAR.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE MEETING WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM ASEAN COUNTRIES, THE INTER-GOVERNMENTAL CONSULTATIVE GROUP (COMPRISING U.S.A., CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND JAPAN), AND THE UNHCR.

MR HANSON WILL BE PARTICIPATING AS A MEMBER OF THE UK TEAM, WHICH HAS BEEN INVITED AS AN OBSERVER.

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD FROM SEPTEMBER 16 TO 17.

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DB MEMBERS VISIT VR CENTRE ♦ ♦ ♦ * t

SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS VISITED THE SHAM SHUI PO CLOSED CENTRE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO OBTAIN FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ABOUT THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEES LIVING THERE.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR GREGORY LEUNG, THEY WERE FIRST BRIEFED ON THE REASONS LEADING TO THE GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO RELAX THE CLOSED CENTRES BY THE. PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MRS CARRIE YAU.

FOLLOWING THE BRIEFING, MEMBERS TOURED THE CENTRE AND HAD A LOOK AT THE FACILITIES AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND SOME VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

THE SHAM SHUI PO CLOSED CENTRE NOW HOUSES 5,147 VIETNAMESE, INCLUDING 3,287 MALES AND 1,860 FEMALES.

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SIR Q.W. LEE AGREES TO NOMINATION *****

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ANNOUNCED THAT SIR Q.W. LEE HAD AGREED TO BE NOMINATED AS AN INDEPENDENT MEMBER OF THE NEW COUNCIL OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG TO BE FORMED IN OCTOBER AND TO STAND FOR ELECTION AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL.

MR JACOBS SAID THAT UNDER ARTICLE 87A(B)(III) OF THE ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE, ALL CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT TO THE FIRST COUNCIL HAVE TO BE APPROVED IN ADVANCE BY THE GOVERNOR. THE GOVERNOR HAS GIVEN HIS APPROVAL FOR SIR Q.W. TO STAND.

IN WELCOMING SIR Q.W.'S WILL] CNESS TO STAND FOR ELECTION, MR JACOBS SAID: "SIR Q.W. WOULD BE THE IDEAL PERSON FOR THE DEMANDING JOB OF CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW COUNCIL.

"HIS INTEGRITY AND KNOWLEDGE IN FINANCIAL MATTERS, AND THE RESPECT HE COMMANDS FROM THE COMMUNITY WOULD GIVE BOTH STATUS AND WEIGHT TO THE COUNCIL.

"I AM SURE THAT UNDER SIR Q.W.'S LEADERSHIP, THE COUNCIL WOULD SERVE THE COMMUNITY WELL AND MAINTAIN HONG KONG’S POSITION AS AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE."

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JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG LIMITED AND THE SECURITIES COMMISSION *****

IN THE LIGHT OF A RECONSIDERATION OF VARIOUS MATTERS CONCERNING LISTINGS, AND ALSO TAKING INTO ACCOUNT SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS MADE BY THE SECURITIES REVIEW COMMITTEE IN THEIR REPORT HEADED "THE OPERATION AND REGULATION OF THE HONG KONG SECURITIES INDUSTRY" DATED MAY 1988, THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG LIMITED (THE "EXCHANGE") AND THE SECURITIES COMMISSION (THE "COMMISSION") HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:-

1. B SHARES

AS A GENERAL RULE, THE EXCHANGE WILL NOT LIST ANY NEW B SHARES (I.E. SHARES OF WHICH THE PROPOSED VOTING POWER DOES NOT BEAR A REASONABLE RELATIONSHIP TO THE EQUITY INTEREST OF SUCH SHARES WHEN FULLY PAID) AND WILL NOT PERMIT LISTED COMPANIES TO ISSUE ANY NEW B SHARES, WHETHER OR NOT IT IS INTENDED TO SEEK A LISTING FOR SUCH SHARES IN HONG KONG OR OVERSEAS.

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APPLY-

IT HAS BEEN FURTHER AGREED THAT

THIS

GENERAL RULE WILL NOT

(A) IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES AGREED WITH THE EXCHANGE AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR SECURITIES; OR

IB) IN THE CASE OF THOSE LISTED COMPANIES WHICH ALREADY HAVE B SHARES IN ISSUE, IN RESPECT OF FURTHER. ISSUES OF B SHARES IDENTICAL IN ALL RESPECTS WITH THOSE B SHARES BY WAY OE’ SCRIP DIVIDENDS AND/OR BONUS ISSUES PROVIDED THAT THE TOTAL NUMBER OE' B SHARES IN ISSUE REMAINS SUBSTANTIALLY IN THE SAME PROPORTION TO THE TOTAL NUMBER OF OTHER VOTING SHARES IN ISSUE AS HITHERTO.

2. LISTED COMPANIES WHICH ARE NO LONGER SUITABLE FOR LISTING

THE EXCHANGE HAS IDENTIFIED A NUMBER OF LISTED COMPANIES TRADING IN WHOSE SECURITIES IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED, WHICH ARE NO LONGER SUITABLE FOR LISTING BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OR NATURE OF THEIR EXISTING BUSINESSES AND/OR BECAUSE AN INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF THEIR SECURITIES ARE IN THE HANDS OF THE PUBLIC. THE NAMES OF THESE COMPANIES ARE LISTED BELOW. THESE COMPANIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED BY THE EXCHANGE THAT, SUBJECT TO THE CONSENT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR SECURITIES, THE LISTING OF THEIR SECURITIES ON THE EXCHANGE WILL BE CANCELLED UNLESS THEY HAVE, WITHIN SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, A BUSINESS WHICH IS ABLE TO SATISFY THE EXCHANGE’S NORMAL REQUIREMENTS FOR. LISTING OR HAVE FINALISED PROPOSALS IN WRITING WHICH ARE ACCEPTABLE TO THE EXCHANGE AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR SECURITIES TO ACQUIRE SUCH A BUSINESS AND/OR HAVE ADEQUATELY INCREASED THE NUMBER OF THEIR SECURITIES IN THE HANDS OF THE PUBLIC AS APPROPRIATE.

THE DIRECTORS AND SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS OF THESE COMPANIES HAVE ALSO BEEN NOTIFIED THAT ANY SUCH PROPOSALS MUST BE MADE BY THE EXISTING SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY, FAILING WHICH THE CONTROL!ING SHAREHOLDERS HAVE BEEN REQUESTED TO ’PRIVATISE’ THE COMPANY BY MAKING A CASH OFFER TO THE MINORITIES RATHER THAN INCUR A CANCELLATION OF THE LISTING.

ANY APPLICATION TO RESUME TRADING IN THE SECURITIES OF THESE COMPANIES WILL BE TREATED AS A NEW APPLICATION FOR ALL PURPOSES AND (HEI WILL BE REQUIRED (INTER ALIA) TO ISSUE A FULL PROS PEI' I US, PAY I HE INITIAL LISTING FEE AND EXECUTE A NEW LISTING AGREEMENT.

IN FUTURE WHERE THE EXCHANGE IDENTIFIES THAT A LISTED COMPANY Is NO LONGER SUITABLE FOR LISTING IT WILL SUSPEND TRADING IN THE SECURITIES OF THAT COMPANY AND THE ABOVE PROVISIONS WILL Bl APPLIFD AS APPROPRIATE.

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3. CASH COMPANIES

IN FUTURE A LISTED COMPANY (OTHER THAN AN INVESTMENT COMPANY) WHOSE ASSETS CONSIST WHOLLY OR SUBSTANTIALLY OF CASH OR SHORT DATED SECURITIES, AND WHICH THUS CEASES TO HAVE A BUSINESS SUITABLE FOR LISTING, WILL NORMALLY HAVE ITS LISTING SUSPENDED. THE SUSPENSION WILL USUALLY REMAIN IN FORCE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE COMPANY HAS A BUSINESS WHICH IS SUITABLE FOR LISTING. ANY APPLICATION TO RESUME TRADING IN THE SECURITIES OF THE COMPANY WILL BE TREATED AS A NEW APPLICATION FOR ALL PURPOSES AND IT WILL BE REQUIRED (INTER ALIA) TO ISSUE A FULL PROSPECTUS, PAY THE INITIAL LISTING FEE AND EXECUTE A NEW LISTING AGREEMENT. ANY SUCH PROPOSALS MUST NORMALLY COME FROM THE DIRECTORS AND/OR SHAREHOLDERS AS AT THE TIME OF THE SUSPENSION. THE EXCHANGE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THE LISTING OF THE COMPANY IF SUCH SUSPENSION CONTINUES FOR MORE THAN SIX MONTHS OR IN ANY OTHER CASE IF IT CONSIDERS IT NECESSARY.

4. THE QUEUE

THE PRESENT QUEUING SYSTEM FOR NEW APPLICANTS FOR LISTING HAS BEEN REVIEWED AND IS NOW AMENDED IN ONE RESPECT.

ALL CURRENT RESERVATIONS OF DATES WILL REMAIN VALID IF DESIRED BY THE APPLICANTS. HOWEVER, THESE APPLICANTS ARE NO LONGER GUARANTEED THAT THEIR NEW ISSUE WILL NOT NOW COINCIDE, EITHER IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WITH --

(I) A FRESH APPLICANT'S NEW ISSUE; AND/OR

(II) THE NEW ISSUE OF AN APPLICANT WHOSE EXISTING RESERVED TIMETABLE HAS BEEN ACCELERATED OR DELAYED.

IN THE CASE OF (I) ABOVE THE CURRENT LIMITATIONS ON RESOURCES WITHIN THE LISTING DIVISION OF THE EXCHANGE, THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER AND THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION OF THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT MEAN THAT CONSIDERATION OF ANY FRESH APPLICATIONS BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH 31, 1989 WILL ONLY BE POSSIBLE IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR EXAMPLE, WHERE AN EXISTING APPLICANT CANCELS OR SIGNIFICANTLY ACCELERATES OR DELAYS ITS EXISTING TIMETABLE.

THE OPERATION OF THE QUEUING SYSTEM AS AMENDED WILL BE REVIEWED AGAIN BY THE EXCHANGE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMMISSION AND THE SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS BEFORE THE END OF MARCH 1989.

THE EXCHANGE WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE SECURITIES COMMISSION WILL AMEND THE EXCHANGE'S LISTING RULES, AS APPROPRIATE, TO GIVE EFFECT TO THESE AGREED POLICIES.

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LISTED COMPANIES WHICH ARE NO LONGER SUITABLE FOR LISTING

FIRST CITY INVESTMENTS LTD.

GULF ARABIAN LTD.

LAWE WILLIAM ENTERPRISES LTD.

MEGA PACIFIC LTD.

PARAMOUNT DEVELOPMENT LTD.

SIU KING CHEUNG HING YIP CO. LTD. UNIWORLD INVESTMENTS LTD.

WAH MAY INVESTMENT CO. LTD.

WAN PAO NAVIGATION CO. LTD.

R. FELL, ESQ.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG LTD.

E.R. ASTIN, ESQ. COMMISSIONER FOR SECURITIES FOR THE SECURITIES COMMISSION

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UNEMPLOYMENT, UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS FOR MAY-JULY *****

UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT REMAINED AT A VERY LOW LEVEL TN THE THREE MONTHS MAY-JULY 1988, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THESE FIGURES INDICATE THAT THE LABOUR MARKET CONDITIONS HAVE REMAINED TIGHT, WITH THE LOCAL WORKFORCE FULLY EMPLOYED.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR MAY-JULY 1988 WAS 1.7 PER CENT, WHICH WAS THE SAME AS THAT FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDING APRIL 1988. THE RATE FOR MAY-JULY 1987 WAS 1.8 PER CENT. THE DECREASE OF 0.1 OF A PERCENTAGE POINT BELOW THE SAME PERIOD A YEAR EARLIER IS STATISTICALLY NOT SIGNIFICANT.

THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN MAY-JULY 1988 WAS ESTIMATED AT 46,600, COMPARED WITH 46,200 FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDING APRIL 1988 AND 49,100 FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDING JULY 1987.

THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE FOR MAY-JULY 1988 WAS 0.6 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH 0.9 PER CENT FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDING APRIL 1988. THE RATE FOR MAY-JULY 1987 WAS 1.0 PER CENT.

THE DECREASES OF 0.3 OF A PERCENTAGE POINT BELOW THE PREVIOUS THREE MONTHS PERIOD AND 0.4 OF A PERCENTAGE POINT BELOW THE SAME PERIOD A YEAR EARLIER ARE BOTH STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT.

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THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF UNDEREMPLOYED PERSONS FOR MAY-JULY 1988 WAS 16,100, COMPARED WITH 24,700 FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDING APRIL 1988 AND 28,600 FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDING JULY 1987.

CONSISTENT WITH THE CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), PERSONS WHO WORKED LESS THAN 35 HOURS A WEEK DUE TO ECONOMIC REASONS (SUCH AS SLACK WORK, MATERIAL SHORTAGE, MECHANICAL BREAKDOWN AND INABILITY TO FIND FULL-TIME WORK) WERE REGARDED AS UNDEREMPLOYED ONLY IF THEY WERE EITHER SEEKING OR AVAILABLE FOR MORE WORK.

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES, THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS SAID THAT BECAUSE THE PROPORTION OF FIRST-TINE JOB-SEEKERS (E.G. PEOPLE WHO HAVE JUST LEFT SCHOOL) VARIES FROM MONTH TO MONTH, UNEMPLOYMENT RATES THAT HAD BEEN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE VARIATIONS IN THE NUMBER OF FIRST-TIME JOB-SEEKERS SHOULD BE USED IN MAKING COMPARISONS OVER TIME.

THE COMMISSIONER ADDED THAT, BASED ON A SYSTEM OF PROVISIONAL COUNTS, THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATES COVERING THE LATEST THREE MONTHS PERIOD COULD BF. MADE AVAILABLE WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTFR THE SURVEY.

THESE PROVIDE AN EARLY INDICATION OF THE LATEST TREND IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION.

THE PROVISIONAL SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR JUNE-AUGUST 1988 WAS 1.8 PER CENT AND THE PROVISIONAL UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 0.6 PER CENT.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS WERE OBTAINED FROM A CONTINUOUS GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THIS SURVEY COVERS A QUARTERLY SAMPLE OF SOME 14, 000 HOUSEHOLDS OR 50,000 PERSONS, SELECTED SCIENTIFICALLY TO REPRESENT THE LAND-BASED CIVILIAN NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION IN HONG KONG.

PERSONAL AND LABOUR FORCF DATA WERE OBTAINED IN THE SURVEY BY INTERVIEWING EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER AGED 15 AND ABOVE IN THE HOUSEHOLDS SAMPLED.

IN THE SURVEY, THE DEFINITIONS USED IN MEASURING UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT FOLLOW CLOSELY THOSE RECOMMENDED BY THE ILO.

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS IS GIVEN IN THE REPORT ON THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY WHICH IS PUBLISHED FOUR TIMES A YEAR.

THE NEXT REPORT COVERING THE QUARTER ENDING JUNE 1988 SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, AROUND SEPTEMBER 20, AT $10 PER COPY.

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URBAN COUNCIL ACHIEVES RECORD SURPLUS OF $314 MILLION

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THE URBAN COUNCIL ACHIEVED AN ALL-TIME SURPLUS OF $314 MILLION IN 1987-88.

THIS IS DETAILED IN THE COUNCIL'S 1988 ANNUAL REPORT, "SOARING CITY", WHICH HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED.

"THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1987-88 WAS AN IMPORTANT ONE IN THE FINANCIAL HISTORY OF THE COUNCIL. IT SAW THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE COUNCIL’S LONG-TERM WISH TO HAVE RESERVES TOTALLING ABOUT THREE MONTHS' EXPENDITURE," SAID THE REPORT.

"THE COUNCIL'S RESERVES STOOD AT $724 MILLION AS OF MARCH 31, 1988 WHICH REPRESENTS APPROXIMATELY 14 WEEKS’ EXPENDITURE."

THE REPORT SAID THAT DURING 1987-88, THE COUNCIL DREW UP AN UPDATED CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME WHICH ENVISAGED AN OVERALL COMMITMENT OF $2,267 MILLION TO CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR THE PERIOD 1987-88 TO 1991-92.

THE TOTAL REVENUE COLLECTED DURING THE YEAR AMOUNTED TO $2,433 MILLION, AN OVERALL INCREASE OF $343 MILLION OVER THE PRECEDING YEAR WHILE THE TOTAL EXPENDITURE AMOUNTED TO $2,119 MILLION, OUT OF WHICH $332 MILLION WERE SPENT ON CAPITAL WORKS.

"SOARING CITY", IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE EDITIONS, HAS MORE THAN 100 PAGES OF COLOUR AND COSTS $20 A COPY. IT IS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE TWO URBAN COUNCIL BOOK SHOPS AT CITY HALL LOW BLOCK AND KOWLOON CENTRAL LIBRARY AND ALL LEADING BOOKSTORES.

CAPTION: THE NEWLY-PUBLISHED URBAN COUNCIL 1988 ANNUAL REPORT, PRICED AT $20 A COPY, IS AVAILABLE AT THE TWO URBAN COUNCIL BOOK SHOPS AT CITY HALL, LOW BLOCK AND KOWLOON CENTRAL LIBRARY AND ALL LEADING BOOK STORES.

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CS PLACES TIME CAPSULE IN BOND CENTRE * » « * »

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID FORD, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) OFFICIATED AT A TIME CAPSULE ENSHRINEMENT CEREMONY TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE BOND CENTRE.

SPEAKING AT THE CEREMONY, SIR DAVID SAID THE BOND CENTRE EPITOMISED THE MULTI-NATIONAL FLAVOUR OF THE BUSINESS SCENE IN HONG KONG.

THE TIME CAPSULE, CONTAINING AN AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH OF HONG KONG, TWO DAILY NEWSPAPERS, PAINTINGS AND OTHER ITEMS, WILL BE OPENED IN THE YEAR 2000, THE NEXT YEAR OF THE DRAGON.

SIR DAVID HAD CHOSEN A LOCALLY-PRODUCED INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TO BE PLACED INSIDE THE CAPSULE. HE SAID IT WAS CAPABLE OF DELIVERING 17 MILLION INSTRUCTIONS PER SECOND, THAT IS ABOUT 30 TIMES THAT OF THE SPEED OF MOST MICROCOMPUTERS IN USE TODAY.

"IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IN 12 YEARS’ TIME WHETHER THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS MICROCHIP WILL BE ONE-TWELFTH THE SIZE, 12 TIMES MORE POWERFUL, OR PERHAPS BOTH," SIR DAVID SAID.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR MAINLAYING PROJECT

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE LAYING OF FRESH WATER MAINS IN SHA TIN.

THE PROJECT IS PART OF THE MA ON SHAN FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR SUPPLY SYSTEM WHICH IS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED FOR SUPPLYING WATER-FOR STAGE I OF THE MA ON SHAN DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING A HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME PROJECT.

THE CONTRACT INCLUDES THE LAYING OF ABOUT 1.7 KILOMETRES OF 900 MILLIMETRES AND 800 MILLIMETRES DIAMETER FRESH WATER MAINS ALONG SHA TIN WAI ROAD FROM THE PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL TO SIU LEK YUEN ROAD.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS 12 NOON ON SEPTEMBER 30.

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KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING » » * » »

MEMBERS OF THE JOINT URBAN COUNCIL/REGIONAL COUNCIL KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN STEERING COMMITTEE WILL MEET TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THEY WILL REVIEW THE PROGRESS OF THE 1988-89 CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES AND DISCUSS THE STRATEGIES FOR THR 1989-90 CAMPAIGN.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA WILL BE AN ANALYSIS OF LITTER OFFENCES IN THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AREAS FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR.

THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PREPARATORY ARRANGEMENT FOR THE KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN FLOAT PARADE TO BE HELD TN DECEMBER.

IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIVITIES IN THE CLEAN SCHOOL AND CLEAN COUNTRYSIDE PHASES WILL BE CONSIDERED.

THE MEETING WILL START AT 2.15 PM IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM, NO. 2, FOURTH FLOOR, URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, EDINBURGH PLACE, CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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PROPOSED HOSTEL FOR ELDERLY IN TAI O « t » « »

THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE PROPOSED HOSTFL CUM SOCIAL CLUB FOR THE ELDERLY IN TAI O, LANTAU AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE PROGRESS OF TENDERING PROCEDURES AND THE WORKS SCHEDULE OF THE PROPOSE!) HOSTEL WHICH WILL BE LOCATED AT THE LUNG TIN RURAL PUBLIC ESTATE TO CATER FOR THE NEED OF THE ELDERLY TAI O RESIDENTS.

THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE ISLANDS DISTRICT’S KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN 1988/89, CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME 1988/89 AND THE FUNDING FOR THE ISLANDS ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION CAMPAIGN 1988.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ISLANDS COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD AT (THURSDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE ISLANDS 20/F, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

DISTRICT BOARD’S

2.15 PM TOMORROW

DISTRICT OFFICE,

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MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD TO DISCUSS HOMOSEXUAL LAW » » * » »

MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE LAWS ON HOMOSEXUAL OFFENCES, AND THE FUTURE PATTERN OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN HONG KONG. AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER THE EDUCATION COMMISSION REPORT NO. 3 WHICH RECOMMENDS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT DEGREE COURSES SHOULD NORMALLY LAST THREE YEARS.

IT WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE CONSULTATION PAPER ON ’’HOMOSEXUAL OFFENCES: SHOULD THE LAW BE CHANGED?” AT THE MEETING.

ANOTHER AGENDA ITEM IS THE MONG KOK DISTRICT WORKS PROGRAMME 1988 WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE AGENDA AS WELL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD MEETING BEGINNING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, KOWLOON.

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RETIREMENT SCHEMES REGULATION ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA » ♦ » ♦ ♦

THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON PRUDENTIAL REGULATION OF RETIREMENT SCHEMES AT A MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER PROGRESS REPORTS AND APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS FROM VARIOUS WORKING GROUPS.

TWO MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, MR CHENG KAI-NAM AND MR LOUIS LAU, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING AS PART OF THE COMMITTEE’S DISTRICT LIAISON VISITS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION COMMITTEE TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, SECOND FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING. 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

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DB COMMITTEE TO HEAR TRANSPORT SURVEY RESULTS » » » » »

RESULTS OF A TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT SURVEY IN KWUN TONG WILL BE RELEASED AT THE DISTRICT BOARD'S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE SURVEY WAS INITIATED BY THE COMMITTEE NEAR THE END OF ITS LAST TERM TO STUDY LOCAL TRAFFIC BLACKSPOTS, PEDESTRIAN CROSSING FACILITIES, THE ADEQUACY OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES AND TRAFFIC CONGESTION.

IT WAS CARRIED OUT IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR BY A RESEARCH TEAM HEADED BY TWO LECTURERS OF THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY, DR C.K. LEUNG AND DR L.H. WANG. AT TOMORROW’S MEETING, DR WANG WILL PRESENT THE SURVEY REPORT FOR MEMBERS’ CONSIDERATION.

THE MEETING WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE DRAFT 1989-90 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEPLOYMENT PROGRAMME FOR KWUN TONG DISTRICT AND A PROJECT TO RELIEVE TRAFFIC CONGESTION. THIS PROJECT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NORTHERN EXTENSION TO CHOI HA ROAD TO LINK UP WITH CHOI WAN ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING BEGINNING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET.

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EXHIBITION ON LEGCO ELECTIONS IN NORTH DISTRICT t * t ♦ t

A MOBILE EXHIBITION TO ENHANCE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) CONSTITUENCY WILL BE HELD IN THE NORTH DISTRICT FROM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) UNTIL ELECTION DAY ON SEPTEMBER 22.

IT WILL BE STAGED IN THE CHEUNG WAH COMMUNITY HALL AT CHEUNG WAH ESTATE, FANLING FROM 10.30 AM TOMORROW TO FRIDAY AND WILL MOVE TO THE NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL AT LUNG SUM AVENUE, SHEUNG SHUI FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1988

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NORTH, SHA TIN AND TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICES, THE EXHIBITION HAS BEEN DISPLAYED AT THE SHA TIN AND TAI PO KCR STATIONS.

THE EXHIBITION FEATURES INTERESTING CHARACTERISTICS AND INFORMATION ON THE THREE DISTRICTS AS WELL AS ON THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

THE INFORMATION INCLUDES FACTS SUCH AS NORTH DISTRICT BEING THE SECOND LARGEST DISTRICT IN THE TERRITORY, SHA TIN WAS ADMINISTRATIVELY PART OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BEFORE 1974 AND TAI PO LITERALLY MEANS "BIG STRIDE".

THE DISPLAY WILL ALSO OUTLINE THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WITH A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE COUNCIL AND THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.

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RESIDENTS, STUDENTS AND WORKERS OF KOWLOON CITY ARE BEING INVITED TO JOIN THE "KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT CIVIC FORERUNNERS SCHEME", WHICH IS AIMED AT TRAINING UP A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO ASSIST IN THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE DISTRICT.

THE SCHEME ALSO AIMS AT HELPING THE PARTICIPANTS TO EXPLORE THEIR POTENTIAL IN ORGANISING AND PROMOTING COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.

THE SCHEME, ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION COMMITTEE, IS LIMITED TO THOSE AGED BETWEEN 18 AND 30. A TOTAL OF 40 MEMBERS WILL BE RECRUITED.

A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE ORGANISFD FOR THE PARTICIPANTS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND FEBRUARY 1989, INCLUDING A PRE-CAMP GATHERING, TRAINING CAMP, VISITS TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND URBAN COUNCIL, A DISTRICT TOUR AND PARTICIPATION IN CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECTS.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 30 AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT KAU PUT LUNG ROAD, ITS HUNG HOM SUB-OFFICE AT BULKERLY STREET AND IIO MAN TIN SUB-OFFICE IN HO MAN TIN ESTATE.

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TEMPORARY RIGHT-TURN BAN IN FANLING * ♦ ♦ » »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TO FACILITATE SEWBR PIPE WORKS, NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM SHA TAU KOK ROAD EASTBOUND TO LOK YIP ROAD IN ON LOK TSUEN, FANLING FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16).

AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED VIA THE ROAD JUNCTION AT SHA TAU KOK ROAD AND ON KUI STREET.

THE MEASURES WILL BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS.

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RESTRICTED ZONES IN CAUSEWAY BAY t * » ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT HENNESSY ROAD

EASTBOUND IN CAUSEWAY BAY BETWEEN HOUSE NOS. 529 AND 555 WILL BE

DESIGNATED A PEAK HOUR (7 10 AM AND 4 - 7 PM) DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED DUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING RESTRICTED ZONES IN THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE LIFTED:

» HENNESSY ROAD EASTBOUND BETWEEN HOUSE NOS. 503 AND 515.

» GLOUCESTER ROAD NORTHBOUND BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH SUGAR STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES NORTH OF THAT JUNCTION.

* THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE OF SUGAR STREET BETWEEN HOUSE NOS. 1 AND 15.

* THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE OF SUGAR STREET BETWEEN HOUSE NOS. 27 AND 31.

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SHAM SHU1 PO VEHICULAR UNDERPASS CLOSURE » * » *

THE LUNG CHEUNG ROAD/NAM CHEONG STREET VEHICULAR UNDERPASS LEADING FROM LUNG CHEUNG ROAD EASTBOUND TO NAM CHROI’G STREET SOUTHBOUND WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM I AM TO 5 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

THE MEASURE WILL FACILITATE CLEANING WORK IN THE UNDERPASS. VEHICLES ON LUNG CHEONG ROAD EASTBOUND HEADING FOR NAM CHEONG STREET SOUTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED VIA LUNG PING ROAD, FLYOVER AND NAM CHEONG STREET SOUTHBOUND.

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SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN MONG KOK WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) TO FACILITATE WATER WORKS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG WATERLOO ROAD FROM BOUNDARY STREET TO ARGYLE STREET AS WELL AS THE AREA BOUNDED BY WATERLOO ROAD, PEACE AVENUE AND ARGYLE STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE HO.

PROPOSALS ON FOREIGN LAW FIRMS WILL IMPROVE RANGE OF SERVICES ....................................................... 1

COMMUNITY SUPPORT CRUCIAL FOR REHABILITATION SERVICES .......... 3

MORE BOAT PEOPLE SEEK REPATRIATION ............................. 5

REGIONAL COUNCILLORS BRIEFED ON WORK OF EPD .................... 5

FS VISITS YU® LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE ........................... 6

DEMOLITION TO RESUME AT THREE PH BLOCKS WITH ASBESTOS-BASED

BUILDING MATERIAL ............................................ 7

WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW EX-GRaTIA ALLOWANCES FOR PIG FARMS . 8

PEAK TRiMWAY TO BUILD UNDERGROUND CHAMBER ...................... 9

MORE NEW DEGREE COURSES »T TWO POLYTECHNICS ................... 10

FELLOWSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS ............................. 11

CRlNGES IN BUS SERVICES IN TRANSIT SERVICE AREA................ 12

AWARDS SCHEME IN EASTERN FOR CaRETaKERS jND WATCHMEN .......... 13

LEGCO ELECTIONS SEMINAR FOR SOUTHERN RESIDENTS ................ 14

NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR TUEN MUN MODEL STUDENTS ELECTION ... 15

ELDERLIES TO SHOW OFF /.RTISTIC TnLENT ........................ 17

PROPOSED VISITORS' CENTRE ON MiTAU ............................ 17

DB COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER FUND APPLICATIONS..................... 18

EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MuRK NEW SCHOOL YEAR ...................... 19

SPECIAL ST.J4P ISSUE ON SEPTEMBER 30........................... 19

NEW CHUK YUEN POST OFFICE ..................................... 21

NEW TIDE TABLES NOW ON S,uLE .................................. 21

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN WONG TAI SIN ....................... 22

TEMPORARY CLOSURE aT LUNG CHEUNG ROAD.......................... 23

20TH ANNIVERS/J5Y CELEBRATIONS FOR CaS ........................ 23

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PROPOSALS ON FOREIGN LAW FIRMS WILL IMPROVE RANGE OF SERVICES » » » » *

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR JEREMY MATHEWS, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICY PROPOSALS ON FOREIGN LAW FIRMS WILL IMPROVE THE RANGE OF LEGAL SERVICES AVAILABLE IN HONG KONG.

THEY WILL ALSO PROVIDE INCREASED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR HONG KONG SOLICITORS IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL FIELD, HE SAID.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WAS SPEAKING ON THE COMMERCIAL LAW ENVIRONMENT OF HONG KONG AT THE LAWASIA INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONFERENCE 1988 THIS MORNING.

ON THE ISSUE OF FOREIGN LAWYERS, MR MATHEWS TOLD THE DELEGATES THAT AS WELL AS HAVING LOCAL LAWYERS OF EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, COMPETENCE AND EXPERIENCE, HONG KONG ALSO ALLOWED FOREIGN LAWYERS AND LAW FIRMS TO OPERATE HERE.

FIRMS FROM SWEDEN, WEST GERMANY, FRANCE, CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES WERE REPRESENTED HERE.

HE SAID FOREIGN LAWYERS HAD BEEN PERMITTED TO PRACTISE IN HONG KONG SINCE THE EARLY 1970'S.

HOWEVER, THEIR ADMISSION TO HONG KONG HAD ONLY BEEN REGULATED BY A LOOSE ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENT OPERATED BY THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE LAW SOCIETY.

"THIS ARRANGEMENT HAS NO LEGISLATIVE BACKING AND CLEARLY LAID DOWN CRITERIA," HE SAID.

MR MATHEWS EXPLAINED THAT AS A RESULT OF A RECENT REVIEW BY THE GOVERNMENT, IT HAD BEEN PROPOSED THAT A STATUTORY SCHEME UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE BE DEVISED TO REGULATE THE ADMISSION OF FOREIGN LAWYERS TO HONG KONG.

"THE PROPOSAL WILL RESULT IN CLEAR CRITERIA BEING FORMULATED FOR THE ADMISSION OF FOREIGN LAW FIRMS INTO HONG KONG AND WILL PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE CHECK ON BOTH THE QUALITY AND NUMBER OF FOREIGN LAW FIRMS PERMITTED TO PRACTISE HERE," HE SAID.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID THAT AS PART OF THE REVIEW, THE GOVERNMENT ALSO CONSIDERED WHETHER FOREIGN LAW FIRMS SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO EMPLOY OR TAKE INTO PARTNERSHIP LOCALLY QUALIFIED SOLICITORS TO PRACTISE HONG KONG LAW.

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"IN DECIDING THAT THEY SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO DO SO GOVERNMENT HAS RECOGNISED HONG KONG’S GROWING IMPORTANCE AS A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL CENTRE AND OUR ABILITY TO MEET THE INCREASINGLY SOPHISTICATED DEMANDS FOR LEGAL SERVICES OF THE FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL COMMUNITY WILL BE ENHANCED," MR MAT SAID.

BUT SUCH ARRANGEMENTS NEEDED TO BE PROPERLY REGULATED AND IT WAS PROPOSED THAT LEGISLATION SHOULD PROVIDE DETAILED RULES GOVERNING THE RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES, DISCIPLINE AND CONDUCT OF FOREIGN LAWYERS.

IT WAS INTENDED THE FOREIGN LAWYERS WOULD BE PLACED UNDER THE DISCIPLINARY CONTROL OF THE PROFESSION IN THE SAME WAY AS ALL OTHER SOLICITORS* FIRMS PRACTISING IN HONG KONG, HE SAID.

HOWEVER, THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT CONSIDER THAT A FOREIGN LAWYER SHOULD BE ADMITTED TO PRACTISE AS A SOLICITOR OR BARRISTER IN HONG KONG SIMPLY ON MOTION WITHOUT EXAMINATION.

"IT DOES NOT FOLLOW THAT A PERSON WHO IS QUALIFIED TO PRACTISE LAW IN ONE JURISDICTION IS NECESSARILY COMPETENT TO PRACTISE IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION OPERATING UNDER A DIFFERENT LEGAL SYSTEM.

"THIS MEANS THAT FOREIGN LAWYERS WHO ARE NOT QUALIFIED IN HONG KONG LAW WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO DEAL WITH WORK WHICH FALLS WITHIN THE SOLICITORS PRESENT STATUTORY MONOPOLY," HE SAID.

MR MATHEWS SAID THE GOVERNMENT BELIEVED THE PROPOSALS ON FOREIGN LAW FIRMS WOULD ENHANCE HONG KONG'S IMAGE AS A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL CENTRE AND THAT THE INCREASED INVESTMENT AND COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY IN THE TERRITORY WHICH WAS LIKELY TO FOLLOW WOULD BENEFIT BOTH THE LOCAL PROFESSION AND THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

TURNING TO WORK OF THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION, MR MATHEWS SAID THE WORK OF THE COMMISSION HAI) INFLUENCED THE COMMERCIAL LAW OF HONG KONG.

CURRENTLY, THE GOVERNMENT WAS CONSIDERING THE COMMISSION’S REPORT ON THE ADOPTION OF THE UNCITRAL (UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW) MODEL LAW OF ARBITRATION WHICH RECOMMENDED THAT THE MODEL LAW SHOULD FORM PART OF HONG KONG’S LAW OF ARBITRATION FOR DETERMINING INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL DISPUTES'.

IT WAS LIKELY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WOULD BE CONSIDERING A BILL TO THAT EFFECT BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR, HE SAID.

IF THE BILL WERE ENACTED, HONG KONG WOULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST JURISDICTIONS TO ADOPT THE MODEL LAW.

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"I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT, IF THE MODEL LAW IS ADOPTED HERE, IT WILL ENHANCE THE PROSPECTS OF HONG KONG BECOMING THE REGIONAL CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATIONS - FOR THE SIMPLE REASON THAT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WILL BE ABLE TO COME TO HONG KONG AND SUBMIT THEIR DISPUTES TO AN ARBITRATION LAW WITH WHICH THEY ARE FAMILIAR,” MR MATHEWS SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG ALSO HAD IN PLACE AN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTRE WHICH PROVIDED HEARING ROOMS AND OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES NECESSARY TO THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS.

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THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE IN THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF SERVICES FOR RECOVERED MENTAL PATIENTS, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ELIZABETH WONG, SAID THIS (THURSDAY) EVENING.

SPEAKING AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION, MRS WONG SAID THAT SERVICES REQUIRED BY MENTALLY ILL PERSONS INCLUDED BOTH PSYCHIATRIC AND ALLIED TREATMENT AND SOCIAL REHABILITATION SERVICES.

"BY SOCIAL REHABILITATION SERVICES, 1 REFER TO THE WHOLE RANGE OF COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES OFFERED TO PERSONS WHO HAVE RECOVERED FROM MENTAL ILLNESS, INCLUDING HALF-WAY HOUSES, COMPASSIONATE REHOUSING, LONG STAY CARE HOME AND OTHER RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES IN THE COMMUNITY, ACTIVITY CENTRES AND SOCIAL CLUBS, SHELTERED WORKSHOPS AND OPEN EMPLOYMENT," SHE SAID.

SHE SAID THAT ALL THESE SERVICES WERE BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY CARE WHICH HAD BEEN RECOGNISED AS A MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD IN REDUCING THE ANXIETY OF RECOVERED MENTAL PATIENTS DURING THEIR RE-INTEGRATION INTO A NORMAL FLOW OF LIFE.

"HOWEVER, THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL THESE

SERVICES

CANNOT BE DONE ALONE BY THE GOVERNMENT OR INTERESTED AGENCIES.

"THE SUPPORT OF PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY PLAYS AN EVEN MORE CRUCIAL ROLE," SHE STRESSED.

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AT THE SAME TIME, SHE RECOGNISED THAT IN REALITY, REHABILITATION OF THE MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED HAD BECOME MORE DIFFICULT WITH THE EMERGENCE OF THE CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY CARE.

WHILE EXPRESSING UNDERSTANDING OVER THE CONCERN AND ANXIETY OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC TOWARDS HAVING FACILITIES FOR RECOVERED MENTAL PATIENTS IN THEIR NEIGHBOURHOOD, MRS WONG NOTED THAT THESE FACILITIES HAD PROVIDED AN EFFICIENT AND BALANCED SERVICE OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS WITHOUT UNDESIRABLE INCIDENTS.

"FOR INSTANCE, HALF-WAY HOUSES HAVE A HISTORY OF 20 YEARS IN HONG KONG AND HAVE GIVEN ASSISTANCE AND A NEW LEASE OF LIFE TO INNUMERABLE PERSONS WHO HAVE RECOVERED FROM MENTAL ILLNESS.

"THEY BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE PROTECTED ENVIRONMENT OF A HOSPITAL AND THE LARGER COMMUNITY BY HELPING THE RESIDENTS TO MAINTAIN A STABLE FRAME OF MIND WHILE SERVING AS A TRANSITIONAL VFNUE FOR RE-ADJUSTMENT TO THE NORMAL ROUTINE OF DAILY LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY," SHE SAID.

MRS WONG STRESSED THE NEED FOR CONTINUOUS PUBLIC EDUCATION TO PROMOTE BETTER UNDERSTANDING TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH.

"BETTER KNOWLEDGE WILL DISPEL THE MYTH AND ANXIETY SURROUNDING MENTAL ILLNESS AND ITS UNFORTUNATE VICTIMS, AND WILL, I AM CONVINCED, GENERATE BETTER ACCEPTANCE AND SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY." SHE SAID.

MRS WONG PRAISED THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION FOR TAKING THE INITIATIVE TO ESTABLISH IN ITS NAM CHEONG CENTRE PREMISES AN INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION.

THIS HAD THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE OF PROVIDING TRAINING TO PERSONNEL IN PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION SERVICES AS WELL AS EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIVE PROGRAMMES, TRAINING COURSES AND SEMINARS FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS.

"THIS IS INDEED A TIMELY INITIATIVE AND I AM SURE THAT CLIENTS, PERSONNEL AND THE COMMUNITY WILL BENEFIT FROM THE SERVICES THE INSTITUTE WILL OFFER," SHE ADDED.

MRS WONG FURTHER COMMENDED THE ASSOCIATION FOR ITS DEDICATION AND UNFAILING EFFORTS IN THE PROVISION OF SERVICES FOR RECOVERED MENTAL PATIENTS.

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MORE BOAT PEOPLE SEEK REPATRIATION t * » » »

MORE THAN 80 VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE HAVE REQUESTED VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION TO VIETNAM IN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THIS MONTH.

"THIS BRINGS TO 178 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME TO HONG KONG AFTER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCREENING POLICY ON JUNE 16 THIS YEAR AND HAVE REQUESTED TO BE SENT BALK," A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

"LAST MONTH, 69 SUCH REQUESTS WERE RECEIVED

"EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO P' 'U'• TO THE UNHCR THE NAMES OF 16 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES WHO HAVE ARRIV ’N HONG KONG BEFORE JUNE 16 THIS YEAR AND HAD REQUESTED V 'UNTARY7 REPATRIATION.

"MOST OF THE REQUESTS HAVE COME FROM VIETNAMESE BOM' PEOPLE STAYING IN THE ERSKINE TEMPORARY HOLDING CENTRE AND THE:.' DETAILS HAVE BEEN PASSED TO THE UNHCR FOR PROCESSING."

SINCE 1978, A TOTAL OF 26 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES HAVE VOLUNTARILY RETURNED .TO VIETNAM.

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REGIONAL COUNCILLORS BRIEFED ON WORK OF EPD * » « » »

THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR. MA NING-HEI. ACCOMPANIED BY FELLOW COUNCILLORS, VISITED THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE PURPOSE OF THE COUNCILLORS’ VISIT WAS TO BE BRIEFED ON THE DEPARTMENT’S WORK THAT RELATED TO VARIOUS RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE COUNCIL, SUCH AS BATHING BEACH MANAGEMENT AND RUBBISH COLLECTION.

AFTER A GENERAL BRIEFING BY THE DEPARTMENT'S DIRECTOR, DR STUART REED, THE COUNCILLORS WERE INFORMED ABOUT THE STEPS THE DEPARTMENT IS TAKING TO HALT THE DECLINE IN THE QUALITY OF THE WATER AT BATHING BEACHES.

IN PARTICULAR, HE REFERRED TO THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT COULD BE EXPECTED AT SOME REGIONAL COUNCIL BEACHES AS A RESULT OF POLLUTION CONTROL IN THE RECENTLY DECLARED SOUTHERN WATER CONTROL. ZONE ANB THE LONGER-TERM GAINS TO BE EXPECTED FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SEWAGE STRATEGY FOR THE WHOLE TERRITORY.

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THERE WERE ALSO MASTER SEWERAGE PLANS FOR AREAS PARTICULARLY BADLY HIT OR THREATENED BY POLLUTION.

ANOTHER CRUCIAL MATTER FOR THE REGIONAL COUNCIL IS THE AVAILABILITY OF A SECURE MEANS OF DISPOSAL FOR THE 1,400 TONNES OF WASTE COLLECTED DAILY BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES FLEET OF 110 REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLES.

IT WAS EXPLAINED THAT THE DEPARTMENT, AND ITS PREDECESSOR, THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, HAD BEEN WORKING FOR A DECADE TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE AND FULLY INTEGRATED WASTE HOTOSAL SCHEME. THIS SCHEME WAS NOW BEING IMPLEMENTED.

IT WAS ENVISAGED THAT IT WOULD PROVIDE A SECURE MEANS OF DISPOSING OF HONG KONG’S WASTE FOR THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS -- A SITUATION THAT DR REED SAID MANY SIMILAR CONURBATIONS ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD ENVY.

DEPARTMENT STAFF ALSO EXPLAINED THAT, HAVING ESTABLISHED A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF ENSURING A SECURE ROUTE FOR THE DISPOSAL OF THE TERRITORY'S WASTE, ATTENTION WAS NOW BEING TURNED TO WAYS OF REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF WASTES ARISING AND PUTTING ANY WASTES THAT WERE CREATED TO A BETTER USE.

OTHER MATTERS OF MUTUAL INTEREST THAT WERE DISCUSSED IN THE COURSE OF THE VISIT WERE AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS, HANDLING OF AIR POLLUTION COMPLAINTS, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LIVESTOCK WASTE CONTROL SCHEME.

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THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS. SPENT THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING VISITING THE YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE AND TUEN MUN DISTRICT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, MR JACOBS FIRST WENT TO THE YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE WHERE HE WAS BRIEFED BY THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION, MR TONY SAVAGE.

MR JACOBS WAS TOLD THAT THE ESTATE, WHICH PROVIDES 67 HECTARES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND, WAS ALREADY 40 PER CENT SOLD OR ALLOCATED TO MANUFACTURERS.

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A TOTAL OF 19 MANUFACTURERS HAVE BEEN GRANTED SITES WHILE PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED INCLUDE VIDEO CASSETTE TAPES, CORRUGATED PAPER BOARDS, TEMPERED GLASS, SECONDARY ALUMINIUM ALLOY INGOTS, AS WELL ^AS ORGANIC INTERMEDIATES AND ACTIVE COMPONENTS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY.

MR JACOBS ALSO VISITED THE 10,600-SQUARE-METRE PLANT OF FORT HOWARD INTERNATIONAL FAR EAST LIMITED, A MANUFACTURER OF PAPER AND PLASTIC UTENSILS.

FROM YUEN LONG, MR JACOBS PROCEEDED TO TUEN MUN ON THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

EN ROUTE, HE WAS BRIEFED BY THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT DIRECTOR, MR JOE WADE, ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF THE LRT.

AT TUEN MUN, MR JACOBS WAS MET BY THE DISTRICT’S PROJECT MANAGER, MR BOSCO KEOWN, WHO BRIEFED HIM ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN TUEN MUN.

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DEMOLITION TO RESUME AT THREE PH BLOCKS WITH ASBESTOS-BASED BUILDING MATERIAL » * » » *

THE BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TODAY APPROVED THE REVISIED BUDGET FOR THE REMOVAL OF ASBESTOS-BASED BUILDING MATERIAL AND DEMOLITION OF SHEK PAI WAN BLOCK 2, WONG CHUK HANG BLOCK 9, AND LAM TIN BLOCK 17.

THE NEW BUDGET FOR THE REMOVAL OF BALCONY GRILLES AND DEMOLITION WHICH WILL BE CARRIED OUT ACCORDING TO STANDARDS AND METHODS ESTABLISHED BY HOUSING DEPARTMENT IN CONSULTATION WITH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT AND LABOUR DEPARTMENT, WILL NOW AMOUNT TO $13.93 MILLION AGAINST THE ORIGINAL $4.88 MILLION.

"THE STANDARDS AND METHODS TO BE ADOPTED ARE TO ENSURE THAT NO HEALTH HAZARD IS POSED BY THE REMOVAL OF GRILLE PANELS," THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR EDWARD HO, SAID.

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MR HO POINTED OUT THAT CARRYING OUT THE ASBESTOS REMOVAL ACCORDING TO THE STRINGENT CONTROLLED CONDITIONS REQUIRED BY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT AND LABOUR DEPARTMENT WILL LONGER THAN THE ORIGINAL DEMOLITION SCHEDULES AT THE THREE SITES ORIGINAL AND REVISED SCHEDULES ARE:

ORIGINAL COMPLETION DATE REVISED COMPLETION DATE

SHEK PAI WAN BLK 2 NOV 88 MAR 89

WONG CHUK HANG BLK 9 DEC 88 JUNE 89

LAM TIN BLK 17 DEC 88 JULY 89

HE SAID THAT PREPARATION WORK WILL START AT SHEK PAI WAN ON SEPTEMBER 19, WONG CHUK HANG ON SEPTEMBER 20, AND LAM TIN ON SEPTEMBER 21.

MR IIO SAID THE INDEPENDENT LABORATORY TO AND SURROUNDING AREAS.

HOUSING DEPARTMENT WILL COMMISSION AN

CONDUCT REGULAR AIR TESTS IN THE WORK SITES

"WORK INVOLVING THE REMOVAL OF ASBESTOS-BASED GRILLES WILL BE DONE BY APPROVED SPECIALIST CONTRACTORS EMPLOYED BY THE MAIN CONTRACTOR AND WILL RE CARRIED OUT UNDER STRINGENTLY CONTROLLED CONDITIONS AS REQUIRED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT," HE SAID.

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WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES FOR PIG FARMS * » * » »

AN AD HOC WORKING GROUP OF THE LIVESTOCK WASTE DISPOSAL CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE HAS DISCUSSED SEVERAL ISSUES RELATING TO THE RATE OF EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES FOR PIG FARMS THAT CEASED OPERATION UNDER THE LIVESTOCK WASTE CONTROL SCHEME.

AT A RECENT MEETING, MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE REVIEW OF EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES EXPRESSED CONCERN ON HOW TO ASSESS EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES FOR VACANT FARM STRUCTURES.

OTHER ITEMS DISCUSSED INCLUDE WHAT TYPE OF PIGSTIES SHOULD ATTRACT THE EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCE RATE FOR BREEDERS.

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THE AD HOC GROUP IS FORMED TO COLLECT FARMERS’ VIEWS AND SUPPLY INFORMATION TO GOVERNMENT FOR CONSIDERATION IN UNDERTAKING THE NEXT ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE RATES OF EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES.

THE NEXT ANNUAL REVIEW WILL BE CONDUCTED AROUND ENI Ol THIS YEAR AND EARLY 1989.

THE AD HOC GROUP IS CHAIRED BY MR LEO KWAN, DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY (NT) (SPECIAL DUTIES), AND ITS MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES MOST UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE LIVESTOCK WASTE DISPOSAL CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE AND RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVES.

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THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL HAS APPROVED AN APPLICATION FROM THE PEAK TRAMWAYS COMPANY LIMITED TO CONSTRUCT AN UNDERGROUND CHAMBER WITHIN THE UPPER TERMINAL OF THE PEAK TRAMWAY AS A FIRST STEP Ol ITS MODERNISATION SCHEME.

ON SEPTEMBER 2, THE GOVERNMENT EXTENDED THE COMPANY’S FRANCHISE TO RUN AND OPERATE THE PEAK TRAM SERVICE FOR A FURTHER 10 YEARS FROM JANUARY 1, 1994, AFTER THE COMPANY HAS MADE A FIRM COMMITMENT TO CARRY OUT MODERNISATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE TRAMWAY SYSTEM.

THE COMPANY AIMS TO MAKE THE MODERNISED TRAMWAY OPERATIONAL BY AUGUST 1, 1989, BEFORE THE BUSIEST PERIOD IN AUTUMN WHEN MANY TOURISTS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE VISITING THE PEAK.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHAMBER HOUSING THE NEW HAULAGE MACHINERY WILL START IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR AND BE COMPLETED BY MAY 1989.

THE NEW HAULAGE MACHINERY, ROPES, PULLEYS AND MODERN TRAMCARS WILL THEN BE INSTALLED FROM MAY TO JULY 1989.

TO FACILITATE THE INSTALLATION WORKS, THE TRAMWAY WILL HA'. TO BE SHUT DOWN FOR ABOUT SIX WEEKS FROM MID-JUNE TO END JULY 1989.

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THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS APPROVED THE INTRODUCTION OF A BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS) DEGREE COURSE IN ACCOUNTANCY AT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC WITH EFFECT FROM NEXT MONTH.

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APPROVAL HAS ALSO BEEN GIVEN FOR THE CITY POLYTECHNIC OF HONG KONG:

* TO INTRODUCE, FROM NEXT MONTH, A BACHELOR OF LAWS (HONS) DEGREE COURSE AND A BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONS) DEGREE COURSE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING; AND

» TO CONVERT, WITH RETROSPECTIVE EFFECT FROM OCTOBER LAST YEAR, ITS EXISTING BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONS) DEGREE COURSE IN ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TO A BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONS) DEGREE COURSE.

THE NEW DEGREE COURSE IN ACCOUNTANCY WILL BE STUDIED IN A THREE-YEAR FULL-TIME MODE, WITH AN ANNUAL INTAKE OF 150 STUDENTS.

THE COURSE WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA COURSES IN ACCOUNTANCY, MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANCY AND COMPANY SECRETARYSHIP, AND WILL PRODUCE GRADUATES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE ACCOUNTANCY PROFESSION.

THE COURSE IN LAWS WILL BE STUDIED IN A THREE-YEAR FULL-TIME MODE, WITH AN ANNUAL INTAKE OF 60 STUDENTS. IT WILL TRAIN STUDENTS FOR ENTERING THE LEGAL PROFESSION IN THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR, OR IN THE ACADEMIC FIELD.

THE COURSE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING WILL ALSO BE STUDIED IN A THREE-YEAR FULL-TIME MODE, WITH AN INTAKE OF 40 STUDENTS. IT AIMS TO TRAIN STUDENTS IN THE FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICE OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY.

THE ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING COURSE WILL CONTINUE TO BE STUDIED IN BOTH A THREE-YEAR FULL-TIME PROGRAMME WITH AN ANNUAL INTAKE OF 40 STUDENTS AND IN A SIX-YEAR PART-TIME EVENING PROGRAMME WITH AN INCREASED ANNUAL INTAKE OF 60 STUDENTS FROM 1988.

ALL THE NEW COURSES HAVE BEEN ASSESSED AND ENDORSED BY THE UK COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED BY THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE.

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FELLOWSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

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THE SIR EDWARD YOUDE MEMORIAL FUND COUNCIL TODAY (THURSDAY! INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR ITS FELLOWSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR STUDIES OVERSEAS IN THE 1989-90 ACADEMIC YEAR.

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF ITS AWARDS THIS YEAR, WHICH FINANCED FIVE OUTSTANDING HONG KONG STUDENTS TO READ FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE DEGREES AT OVERSEAS INSTITUTIONS, THE COUNCIL IS READY TO AWARD A NUMBER OF SIMILAR FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS EXPECTING TO COMMENCE THEIR STUDIES OVERSEAS IN THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR.

CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL, MR STEPHEN 'HF'NQ, SAID: "SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE COMMUNITY OF HONG KONG, AND SHOW COMMITMENT TO CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE FUTURE WELL-BEING OF THE TERRITORY AFTER RETURN FROM THEIR OVERSEAS COURSES.

"THEY ARE REQUIRED TO SERVE IN HONG KONG FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS AFTER THEIR STUDIES.

"OUR AWARDS ARE AIMED AT ENCOURAGING THE EDUCA'"ION OF HONG HONG’S BEST STUDENTS IN THE FINEST ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS OVERSEAS.

"THIS YEAR, THREE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO OXBRIDGE AND ONE EACH TO STANFORD AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IN THE UNITED STATES."

THE FELLOWSHIP AWARDS WILL BE FOR STUDIES LEADING TO POSTGRADUATE DEGREES EITHER BY RESEARCH OR COLRSBWORK OK BOTH WHILE THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS WILL BE FOR STUDIES LEADING TO FIRST DEGREES.

BOTH FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE TENABLE AT ANY RECOGNISED TERTIARY ACADEMIC INSTITUTION OUTSIDE HONG KONG.

THE AWARDS ARE AT PRESENT WORTH $120,000 A YEAR FOR A SCHOLAR AND $135,000 FOR A FELLOW. THE AMOUNT WILL BE ADJUSTED TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF ESTIMATED COST INCREASES IN THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR.

APPLICATION FORMS AND INFORMATION NOTES ON THE AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FROM THE SIR EDWARD YOUDE MEMORIAL FUND COUNCIL SECRETARIAT AT GROUND FLOOP, LOW BLOCK, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG. CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE OCTOBER 15, 1988.

SELECTION COMMITTEE CONSISTING OF COUNCIL MEMBERS AND PROMINENT LOCAL PERSONALITIES WILL MEET SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS IN DECEMBER THIS YEAR OR JANUARY NEXT YEAR.

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CHANGES IN BUS SERVICES IN TRANSIT SERVICE AREA * « « « «

THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY WILL CEASE OPERATING THREE INTERNAL BUS SERVICES IN TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG WITH EFFECT FROM APPROXIMATELY 1 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE THREE ROUTES ARE NO. 61A RUNNING BETWEEN YUEN LONG (EAST) AND TUEN MUN PIER HEAD; NO. 63 -- YUEN LONG (EAST) TO YAU 01 (SOUTH); AND NO. 59 -- TAI HING TO TUEN MUN PIER HEAD.

ROUTES 61A AND 63 WILL BE WITHDRAWN UPON THE COMMENCEMENT OF COMMERCIAL OPERATION OF THE THREE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SERVICES ALONG THE YUEN LONG-TUEN MUN CORRIDOR.

THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION WILL TAKE OVER THE OPERATION OF ROUTE 59. BUT THIS ROUTE WILL BE SHORTENED TO BETWEEN TAI HING AND YAU 01 (SOUTH) BECAUSE THE SERVICE BETWEEN YAU OI AND TUEN MUN PIER HEAD WILL BE ADEQUATELY CATERED FOR BY THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SERVICES.

THE THREE LRT ROUTES THAT BEGIN PASSENGER SERVICE Otl SUNDAY ARE ROUTE 6)0 AND ROUTE 611 OPERATING BETWEEN TUEN MUN FERRY PIER AND YUEN LONG, AND ROUTE 612 LINKING ON TING AND YUEN LONG.

ALL KMB ROUTES FALLING WHOLLY WITHIN THE NORTH-WEST TRANSIT SERVICE AREA WILL HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN ON SUNDAY.

KMB’S EXTERNAL ROUTES IN THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA WImL STILL BE ALLOWED TO BOTH PICK UP AND SET DOWN PASSENGERS TRAVELLING WITHIN THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA UP TO 1 AM ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25.

KMB’S EXTERNAL BUS ROUTES THAT OPERATE FROM AND TO THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA ARE NOS. 52, 52M, 53, 54, 57M, 58M, 59A, 59M, 698, 60, 60M, 60X, 61X, 62X, 64K, 66, 66M, 66X, 67M, 68, 68A, 68M, 68X, 76K, 77K, AND 59X, A NEW ROUTE TO BE INTRODUCED THIS SUNDAY.

STARTING FROM SEPTEMBER 25, BUSES ON THESE ROUTES LEAVING THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SET DOWN PASSENGERS UNTIL THEY HAVE I,EFT THE AREA, BUT BOARDINGS WILL BE ALLOWED.

BUSES ENTERING THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PICK UP PASSENGERS WITHIN THE AREA, BUT MAY SET DOWN PASSENGERS.

ON THE SAME DAY, KCRC WILL OPERATE ALL ITS FEEDER BUS ROUTES TO CATER FOR THE INTERNAL TRAVEL DEMAND WITHIN THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA.

/THE NORTH-WEST

THURSDAY, SEPTINBER 15, 1988

THE NORTH-WEST TRANSIT SERVICE AREA COVERS THE PART OF YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN DISTRICTS IN BETWEEN THE AU TAU ROUNDABOUT AND TAI LAM CHUNG.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID THE BOAT’ ING AND ALIGHTING RESTRICTIONS ARE TO ENSURE THAT THE USE OF THE LRT WILL BE MAXIMISED FOR INTERNAL TRAVEL IN THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA SO THAT PASSENGERS MAY BENEFIT FROM GREATER ECONOMY OF OPERATION.

PRIOR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BOARDING AND ALIGHTING RESTRICTIONS ON SEPTEMBER 25, KMB WILL PUT UP INFORMATION NOTICES AT THE AFFECTED BUS STOPS AND ASK THEIR BUS CAPTAINS TO ADVISE THE PASSENGERS OF THE CHANGES.

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES NO. 4 4 (LUNG KWU TAN - SAN CHING STREET, TUEN MUN AREA 10) AND NO. 74A (LONG PING ESTATE - FOOK HONG STREET, YUEN LONG TOWN) WILL CONTINUE OPERATING UNTIL SEPTEMBER 25.

THEY WILL THEN BE REPLACED BY THE LRT FEEDER ROUTES NO. 520 (LUNG KWU TAN - TUEN MUN FERRY PIER) AND NO. 670 (LONG PING ESTATE -FOOK HONG STREET, YUEN LONG TOWN) RESPECTIVELY.

ON SEPTEMBER 25, GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES NO. 43 (SEAVIEWS GARDEN TO TUEN MUN PIER HEAD) WILL BE RE-ORGANTSED TO OPERATE BETWEEN SO KWUN WAT AND SAN CHING STREET IN TUEN MUN TOWN CENTRE. THE OTHER GMB ROUTES IN THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED.

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AWARDS SCHEME IN EASTERN FOR CARETAKERS AND WATCHMEN *****

RESIDENTS LIVING IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN EASTERN DISTRICT CAN NOW NOMINATE THE CARETAKERS AND WATCHMEN OF THEIR BUILDINGS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISTRICT'S MULTI-STOREY BUILDING CARETAKERS AND WATCHMEN AWARDS SCHEME.

THE SCHEME IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, THE EASTERN DISTR ICT POLICE* STATION, AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

IT IS CO-ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT FEDERATION OF MULTI-STOREY BUILDING ORGANISATIONS, WITH SPONSORSHIP BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

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THE AWARDS SCHEME FORMS PART OF 1988-89 EASTERN DISTRICT FIGHT

CRIME CAMPAIGN.

SvOTH> O THEIR m“s AND WITH OUTSTANDING JOB RECORDS.

RESIDENTS CAN NOMINATE THEIR CARETAKERS and tup BUI 1 DING’S OWNERS’ INCORPORATIONS, MUTUAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES OR ANY OWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS.

WATCHMEN THROUGH AID COMMITTEES,

THE NUMBER OF NOMINATIONS MUST OBTAIN THE VOTES OF AT LEAST LIVING IN THE BUILDING.

IS UNLIMITED, BUT EACH 30 TER CENT OF ALL THE

CANDIDATE

RESIDENTS

NOMINATION FORMS SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY A RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION, AND BE RETURNED IO OFFICE OR ITS SUB-OFFICE BY OCTOBER 12.

THE OFFICE BEARERS OF

THE EASTERN DISTRICT

AFTER RECEIVING THE FORMS, STAFF OF THE VISIT BUILDINGS AND ASSIST IN VOTING PROCEDURES.

DISTRICT OFFICE WILL

SOUVENIRS AND AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THOSE CARETAKERS AND WATCHMEN WITH OUTSTANDING WORK RECORDS.

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IEGCO ELECTIONS SEMINAR FOR SOUTHERN RESIDENTS « » * * *

«nuTHRRN DISTRICT RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A

SEMINAR

ISLAND COUNCIL

ELECTIONS.

twit qoUTHFRN DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS MAUREEN CHAN, WILL

SEMINAR Suu'S™>“1" » BN ™ LB! TUNC COMMUNITY LEI TUNG ESTATE, AP LEI CHAU.

CHAIR HALL,

•••HIE SEMINAR IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR AMBERS OF THE

PUBLIC

rin hong KONG ISLAND (WEST) CONSTITUENCY COMPRISES THE SOUTHERN AND THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARDS.

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CONTESTING THE SEAT ARE MADAM SO CHAU YIM-PING, AN APPOINTED SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER; MR LIU LIT-FOR, AN APPOINTED MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD, AND AN URBAN COUNCILLOR; AND MR JOSEPH CHAN YUEK-SUT, A SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER.

"AT THE SEMINAR, THE CANDIDATES WILL INTRODUCE THEIR ELECTION PLATFORMS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SEMINAR FORMS PART OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE’S PROGRAMME TO PROMOTE THE ELECTIONS ON SEPTEMBER 22.

TO GEAR UP FOR THE ELECTIONS, THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAS ALSO PRODUCED A COLOURFUL LEAFLET FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE PUBLIC, AND REDECORATED THE DISPLAY WINDOWS OF ITS BRANCH OFFICES WITH ELECTION MESSAGES.

IT HAS ALSO HELD A SPECIAL SEMINAR IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE FOR THE CONSTITUENCY’S 39 ELECTORS FROM THE TWO DISTRICT BOARDS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE HONG KONG ISLAND (WEST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY SEMINAR BEGINNING AT 8 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE LEI TUNG COMMUNITY HALL, LEI TUNG ESTATE, AP LEI CHAU.

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NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR TUEN MUN MODEL STUDENTS ELECTION » * « * »

THE TUEN MUN YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE WILL ORGANISE THE SECOND TUEN MUN DISTRICT MODEL STUDENTS ELECTION THIS ACADEMIC YEAR TO ENHANCE STUDENTS' AWARENESS OF COMMUNITY SPIRIT, CIVIC-MINDEDNESS AND SENSE OF BELONGING.

THE EVENT IS ORGANISED BY THE YAN 01 TONG AND SPONSORED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND A LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT.

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THE ELECTION PROCEDURE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO STAGES. BETWEEN NOW AND NOVEMBER, ALL SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO NOMINATE ONE STUDENT EACH TO BECOME CANDIDATE RESPECTIVELY FOR THE PRIMARY, JUNIOR FORM, SENIOR FORM AND MATRICULATION CATEGORIES OF THE ELECTION.

THE STUDENTS NOMINATED WILL THEN BE REQUIRED TO SIT FOR PRELIMINARY AND FINAL TESTS THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR WITH AN INDEPENDENT PANEL OF ADJUDICATORS.

THE TEST PROGRAMME WILL COMPRISE ESSAY WRITING, INTERVIEW WITH ADJUDICATORS, PHYSICAL TESTS AND GROUPS DISCUSSIONS.

THE PANEL CONSISTS OF A LECTURER IN THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY’S INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, MR FUNG YEE-WANG; LECTURER IN THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG’S INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, MR LEUNG YAT-MING; GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUB ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG, MRS JUSTINA LEUNG; ACTING PRINCIPAL PROGRAMME OFFICER OF RTHK, MR Y.C. CHAN; DIRECTOR OF YANG MEMORIAL SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE, MRS ALICE CHEUNG; CHAIRMAN OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, MR SO SHIU-SHING; "OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSON AWARD” RECIPIENT, MS LEUNG SIU-KAN; AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

CRITERIA FOR ADJUDICATION IS BASED ON THE "FIVE VIRTUES" OF THE CHINESE TRADITIONAL EDUCATION CONCEPT, INCLUDING WISDOM, SPORTSMANSHIP AND AESTHETIC PERCEPTION.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE JUDGED ON THE EXTENT THEY ACHIEVE THESE VIRTUES AS REFLECTED BY THEIR CONDUCT, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, RESPONSIVENESS, PHYSICAL ABILITY, AND INTEREST, AS WELL AS CARE FOR FAMILY AND SOCIETY.

AFTER THE FINAL TEST, A TOTAL OF 18 MODEL STUDENTS INCLUDING NINE FROM THE PRIMARY SECTION AND THREE FROM EACH OF THE OTHER CATEGORIES WILL BE CHOSEN BY THE ADJUDICATION PANEL.

THEY WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE AT A PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH NEXT YEAR AND WILL JOIN A FIVE-DAY STUDY TOUR TO SINGAPORE NEXT SUMMER.

ANY INTERESTED SCHOOL WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTION CAN OBTAIN FURTHER DETAILS FROM THE GROUP AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION OF THE YAN 01 TONG ON 0-862854 (EXT. 53 OR 57).

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ELDERLIES TO SHOW OFF ARTISTIC TALENT *****

ELDERLY PEOPLE WITH A FLAIR FOR PERFORMING ARTS WILL TAKE PART IN A TALENT SHOW AT THE MARTHA BOSS COMMUNITY CENTRE IN HO MAN i'IN ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

THE EVENT, TO BE HELD FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM, WILL FEATURE AEROBIC, CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY, CANTONESE OPERA, DRAMA, CHINESE KUNG FU. DANCE AND MAGIC SHOW.

TWELVE GROUPS FROM VARIOUS ELDERLY CENTRES AND ORGANISATIONS WILL TAKE PART IN THE EVENT WHICH IS AIMED AT ENABLING THE ELDERLIES TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILLS I’ PERFORMING ARTS, PROVIDING THEM WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR EXi ERIKN, AI .MTEFTAINING OTHER ELDERLY PEOPLE.

THE SHOW IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT COUNCIL FOR THE WELFARE AND RECREATION OF THE ELDERLY, HOLY CARPENTER CHURCH MULTI-SERVICE CENTRE, KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, WITH SPONSORSHIP BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TAI ENI SHOW FOR THE ELDERLY TO BE HELD AT 2 PM Oh SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) AT THE MARTHA BOSS COMMUNITY CENTRE, CHUNG HAU STREET, HO MAN TIN.

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PROPOSED VISITORS' CENTRE ON LANTAU *****

iHE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD'S TOURISM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS A PROPOSL TO SET UP A VISITORS’ CENTRE IN THE COUNTRY PARKS ON LANTAU AT ITS MEE 'ING TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON A REPLY FROM FISHERIES DEPARTMENT CONCERNING THE PROPOSAL VISITORS WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNTRY

THE AGRICULTURE AND

WHICH CAN PROVIDE PARKS ON LANTAU.

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THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS A PROPOSAL TO CONSTRUCT A ROAD FROM TAI O TO FAN LAU VIA YI O TO BOOST TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ON THAT PART OF LANTAU.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE PROPOSED NON-PROFIT-MAKING HOLIDAY CAMPS ON LANTAU, PROGRESS ON THE PRINTING OF PAMPHLET TO PROMOTE TOURISM IN THE DISTRICT AND THE USE OF DB FUNDS FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD’S TOURISM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE, 20/F, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

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DB COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER FUND APPLICATIONS

» « » « *

THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD’S INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDS FOR A TRAINING PROGRAMME ON EXPORT PROCEDURES AND DOCUMENTATION AT A MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE FUNDING FOR A CONFERENCE ON THE METRO-DEVELOPMENT OF TSUEN WAN.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE PROGRESS REPORTS OF VARIOUS WORKING GROUPS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD'S INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, SECOND FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,

1968

EDUC\TION SUNDAY TO MARK NEW SCHOOL YEAR *****

TO MARK THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR, THE COMING SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS THIS YEAR’S EDUCATION SUNDAY.

SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL AND THE CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND AT ST. TERESA’S CHURCH AND HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN KOWLOON ON SUNDAY.

TEACHERS AND SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THESE SERVICES WHICH ARE HELD TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO PERFORM THT TASK THAT LIES AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE.

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR Y.T. LI, WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL AT 16 CAINE ROAD STARTING AT 11 AM WHILE THE PRINCIPAL EDUCATION OFFICER, MRS GRACE YUNG, WILL BE PRESENT AT THE SERVICE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL AT GARDEN ROAD AT 11.30 AM.

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SPECIAL STAMP ISSUE ON SEPTEMBER 30 *****

THE POST OFFICE REMINDED THE PUBLIC TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT A SPECIAL 60 CENT STAMP WILL BE ISSUED ON SEPTEMBER 30 TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF THE CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL.

THE STAMP WAS DESIGNED BY MR CARLITOS J. BUENDIA, A LOCAL ARTIST, AND PRINTED BY CPE AUSTRALIA LTD.

A DISPLAY OF THE STAMP AND FIRST DAY COVER WILL TAKE PLACE AT SHA TIN NEW TOWN PLAZA FROM SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) TO SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) AND AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE FROM SATURDAY ONWARDS.

OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS AT 50 CENTS EACH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

ADVANCE ORDERS FOR FIRST DAY TREATMENT OF FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM TOMORROW TO SEPTEMBER 23 AT ALL POST OFFICES.

/THE MINIMUM

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15t 1988

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THE MINIMUM QUANTITY PER ORDER IS FIVE FIRST DAY COVERS

CUSTOMERS WISHING TO AVOID CONGESTION ISSUE ARE ADVISED TO MAKE USE OF THIS ADVANCE

ON THE FIRST ORDER SERVICE.

DAY OF

FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF CUSTOMERS A SINGLE STAMP AND CANCELLED DATESTAMP WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT FOLLOWING 21 OFFICES ON SEPTEMBER 30.

FIRST DAY COVERS PRE-AFFIXED

WITH THE PHILATELIC BUREAU DESIGNATED COUNTERS OF THE

HONG KONG ISLAND

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE POST OFFICE CAUSEWAY BAY POST OFFICE GENERAL POST OFFICE PEAK POST OFFICE

TSAT TSZ MUI POST OFFICE SAI YING PUN POST OFFICE KING'S ROAD POST OFFICE

KOWLOON

AIRPORT POST OFFICE

CHEUNG SHA WAN POST OFFICE GRANVILLE ROAD POST OFFICE KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE KOWLOON BAY POST OFFICE KWUN TONG POST OFFICE MONG KOK POST OFFICE

NEW TERRITORIES

SHA TIN CENTRAL POST OFFICE

TAI PO POST OFFICE

SHEK WU HUI POST OFFICE

TSUEN WING STREET POST OFFICE

TUEN MUN SAN HUI POST OFFICE

YUEN LONG POST OFFICE

THE "SERVICED FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE SOLD AT $2.10 EACH

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NEW CHUK YUEN POST OFFICE » ♦ * »

A NEW CHUK YUEN POST OFFICE LOCATED AT SHOP NO. S10, CHUK YUEN SHOPPING CENTRE, CHUK YUEN (SOUTH) ESTATE HAS OPENED FOR BUSINESS.

THIS POST OFFICE PROVIDES THE NORMAL RANGE OF COUNTER SERVICES.

IT BRINGS TO 106, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF POST OFFICE IN HONG KONG. THE BUSINESS HOURS ARE:

MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 9 AM TO 1 PM 2 . 15 PM TO 5 PM

SATURDAY : 9 AM TO 1 PM

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 3-270893.

OPENING CEREMONY WAS OFFICIATED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRIC1 BOARD CHAIRMAN, DR MICHAEL LEE YUK-KWAN, TOGETHER WITH THE ACTING DEPUTY POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR LI SHIU-KEUNG, AND THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NG HON-WAH.

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NEW TIDE TABLES NOW ON SALE ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

THE BOOKLET ’’TIDE TABLES FOR HONG KONG 1989” HAS BEEN PUBLISHED.

THE PUBLICATION IS NOW ON SALE AT $5 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, AND AT THE MARINE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS AND THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY HEADQUARTERS.

THE TABLES CONTAIN THE PREDICTED HEIGHTS /\ND TIMES OF DAILY HIGH AND LOW WATER LEVELS AT QUARRY BAY AND TAI PO KAU FOR 1989.

TIDAL VALUES AT CHI MA WAN, KO LAU WAN, LOK ON PAI, TS1M BEI TSUI AND WAGLAN ISLAND MAY ALSO BE DERIVED FROM INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE TABLES.

SHIPPING AND WHARFING COMPANIES, ENGINEERS, CONTAINER TERMINAL OPERATORS, DOCKYARDS, YACHTSMEN, FISHING AND WATER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS MAY FIND THE INFORMATION USEFUL.

THE PUBLICATION IS PRINTED IN BILINGUAL FORM.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN WONG TAI SIN « » » » »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN WONG TAI SIN FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS, WHICH WILL BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT NINE MONTHS, TRAFFIC LANES ON LUNG CHEUNG ROAD AND CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC ON A LANE-BY-LANE BASIS.

A MINIMUM WIDTH OF 3.5 METRES OR 6.5 METRES OF ROAD SPACE WILL BE MAINTAINED ON THE TWO ROAD SECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE RECONSTRUCTION PERIOD.

AFFECTED ROAD SECTIONS ARE:

* LUNG CHEUNG ROAD WESTBOUND FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH WONG KUK ROAD OF CHOI HUNG ESTATE TO A POINT ABOUT 160 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION. HOWEVER, THE BUS STOPS ON THIS ROAD SECTION WILL REMAIN IN OPERATION.

* LUNG CHEUNG ROAD NORTHBOUND FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 80 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAMF JUNCTION.

LUNG CHEUNG ROAD EASTBOUND FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 200 METRES WEST OF THE SAMF JUNCTION.

CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD NORTHBOUND FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH LUNG

CHEUNG ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 150 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME-

JUNCTION .

» CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH

LUNG CHEUNG ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 150 METRES NORTH OF THE

SAME JUNCTION.

AS CONGESTION IS EXPECTED ALONG LUNG CHEUNG ROAD AND CLEAR Al I R HAY ROAD DURING THE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION, MOTORISTS ARE ADVISFD TO DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE AND PATIENCE.

IF POSSIBLE, THEY SHOULD ALSO TRY TO AVOID USING THE TWO ROAD SECTIONS BY DIVERTING THEIR JOURNEYS TO ALTERNATIVE ROUTE1NGS.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE AT LUNG CHEUNG ROAD ♦ * * * »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT LAYING OF ANTI-SKID MATERIALS IS BEING CARRIED OUT ON LUNG CHEUNG ROAD WESTBOUND IN SHAM SHU1 PO BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH NAM CHEONG STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 400 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

AS A RESULT, THE TRAFFIC LANES ON THIS ROAD SECTION HAVE BEEN CLOSED TO TRAFFIC ON A LANE-BY-LANE BASIS. THE WORKS WILL LAST FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS.

AS CONGESTION IS EXPECTED, MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE ALTERNATIVE ROUTEINGS IF POSSIBLE.

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20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS FOR CAS * * » « *

SOME 3,000 CIVIL AID SERVICES MEMBERS WILL SHARE THE FUN OF A SINGING CONTEST TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) EVENING TO CELEBRATE THE CAS CADET CORPS’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY.

A TOTAL OF EIGHT CADETS WILL BE COMPETING IN THE CONTEST TO BE HELD AT THE KO SHAN THEATRE IN HUNG HOM.

THERE WILL ALSO BE SINGING PERFORMANCES BY A POPULAR SINGER, MR WONG HOI-KAN AND THE CAS POP BAND.

THE CAS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT, MR VICTOR SO, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO CONTEST WINNERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE EVENT WHICH WILL START AT 7 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) AT THE KO SHAN THEATRE IN HUNG HOM.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL.: 5-8428777

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL VISITS ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDENS .. 1

DISABLED CHILDREN ENTERTAIN PRINCESS ROYAL .................. 2

PRINCESS ROYAL VISITS SCF OFFICE AND M & S STORE............. 2

PRINCESS ROYAL OPENS NEW HKSPC CENTRE ....................... 3

INTERIM BULLETIN ON AIR CRASH RELEASED....................... 4

SAN YICK POPULATION DENSITY TO BE REDUCED ................... 5

JULY ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT AND PAYROLL FIGURES ......... 8

DTC REGISTRATION REVOKED.................................... 13

PLANS FOR LAND SALES ANNOUNCED ............................. 13

HIRAM'S HIGHWAY TO BE WIDENED ............................

KWAI CHUNG ROAD TO BE WIDENED............................... 15

AMENDMENTS TO DRAFT WAN CHAI OZP ........................... 17

WYNDHAM STREET AMENDMENT WORKS ............................. 17

MORE EXCLUSIVE PARKING SPACES FOR DISABLED.................. 18

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN SHA TIN, THEN MUN ............... 19

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WANG TAU HOM.........-.............. 19

FRONTIER CURFEW TO BE TEMPORARILY LIFTED.................... 20

NEW DISTRICT OFFICER FOR MONG KOK........................... 20

FORUM FOR LEGCO ELECTIONS CANDIDATES ....................... 20

FORUM FOR NT (WEST) CANDIDATES IN ELECTIONS ................ 21

EXHIBITION ON LEGCO IN MONG KOK............................. 22

CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR FOR WONG TAI SIN RESIDENTS.......... 22

BASIC LAW SEMINAR IN SHA TIN TOMORROW ...................... 2?

SEMINAR ON INTERACTION WITH DB MEMBERS ..................... 2J

ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN IN KWUN TONG .......................... 2A

HK FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHED IN NEW YORK....................... 25

SPEEDPOST TO BANGLADESH RESUMES............................. 26

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1988

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THE PRINCESS ROYAL VISITS ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDENS »»»»»♦

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCESS ROYAL, WAS THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING INTRODUCED TO A TOTALLY DIFFERENT ASPECT OF BUSTLING HONG KONG WHEN SHE SAW HOW THE HONG KONG ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDENS (ZBG) PRESERVED WILDLIFE.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID WILSON, THE PRINCESS ROYAL WAS BRIEFED BY THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, MR A.L. PURVES, AND THE HONORARY ZOOLOGICAL CURATOR, DR K.C. SEARLE, ON ZBG’S CONSERVATION WORK AND THE CAPTIVE BREEDING PROGRAMMES.

MR PURVES THEN PRESENTED FOUR OFFICERS OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WHO ARE PAST STUDENTS OF THE JERSEY WILDLIFE PRESERVATION TRUST, TO THE PRINCESS ROYAL, WHO IS THE PATRON OF THE TRUST.

SINCE 1979, MESSRS WAT CHI-CHUEN, CHEUNG YIU-FAI, WONG PAK-SIU AND CHAN KA-HING HAVE EACH RECEIVED A FOUR-MONTH ON-THE-JOB TRAINING ON THE CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE CONDUCTED BY THE TRUST.

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE TRUST IS TO SAVE ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILDLIFE FROM EXTINCTION.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL VISITED THE AVIARY AND WAS BRIEFED ON THE BREEDING PROGRAMME FOR BIRDS AND POULTRY, INCLUDING SOME RARE SPECIES.

SHE THEN WENT TO THE ANIMAL ENCLOSURES TO SEE THE VARIETY OF ANIMALS THAT ARE MAJOR ATTRACTIONS AT ZBG. IN FRONT OF AN ENCLOSURE FOR THE ORANG-UTAN, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS ALSO INSPECTED A PLAQUE WHICH WAS LAID BY HER FATHER, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE, DURING A VISIT TO HONG KONG IN 1983.

ZBG WAS OPENED TN 1871 AND THE GARDENS’ ZOOLOGICAL FRONT UNDERWENT MAJOR EXPANSION IN 1975. SINCE THEN ZBG HAS EVOLVED INTO ONE OF THE INTERNATIONAL-STANDARD ZOOS.

ZBG’S REMARKABLE BREEDING SUCCESS IN 1988 INCLUDES BORNEAN ORANG-UTAN, EMPEROR TAMARIN, GOLDEN LION TAMARIN, GOLDEN-HEADED TAMARIN, S1AMANG, WHITE-WINGED WOOD DUCK, ROTHSCHILD’S MYNA, ROTHSCHILD’S PEACOCK PHEASANT, AFRICAN PYGMY GOOSE AND PALAWAN PEACOCK PHEASANT.

TO DATE, THERE ARE ABOUT 300 SPECIES OF BIRDS COMPRISING 1,000 HEADS, 18 SPECIES OF MAMMALS COMPRISING 70 HEADS AND 13 SPECIES OF REPTILES COMPRISING 40 HEADS BEING KEPT IN THE ZOO.

AT THE END OF THE HOUR-LONG TOUR OF ZBG, THE PRINCESS ROYAL WAS PRESENTED WITH SOUVENIRS, INCLUDING THE URBAN COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT AND TWO BOOKS, ONE ON BIRDS AND ONE ON ANIMALS.

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DISABLED CHILDREN ENTERTAIN PRINCESS ROYAL t ♦ ♦ * »

A GROUP OF DISABLED CHILDREN HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW OFF THEIR RIDING SKILLS THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING WHEN THEY PERFORMED FOR HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCESS ROYAL AT THE POKFULAM PUBLIC RIDING SCHOOL.

THE PERFORMANCES WERE PRESENTED BY THE RIDING FOR THE DISABLED ASSOCIATION, OF WHICH THE PRINCESS ROYAL IS THE PARTON.

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WAS MET AT THE RIDING SCHOOL BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION, MR ALAN LI; THE CHAIRMAN, MRS BINKIE LEADER, AND THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, MAJOR-GENERAL G.H. WATKINS.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL WATCHED FROM A RAISED PLATFORM AS THE CHILDREN, FROM VARIOUS SCHOOLS AND CENTRES, WENT THROUGH THEIR PACES IN FIVE PERFORMANCES.

AFTER THE DISPLAY, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS MET THE RIDERS IN THE PADDOCK AND PRESENTED THEM WITH ROSETTES.

SHE THEN MET DISABLED RIDERS WHO HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO TAKE PART IN THE EVENTS AND ALSO PRESENTED THEM WITH ROSETTES.

BEFORE THE PRINCESS ROYAL LEFT, SHE WAS PRESENTED WITH A SMALL POSY BY A CHILD FROM THE WAH FU MORNING LIGHT SCHOOL.

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PRINCESS ROYAL VISITS SCF OFFICE AND M & S STORE

* ♦ ♦ » t

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCESS ROYAL, TODAY (FRIDAY) VISITED THE HONG KONG OFFICE OF THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND IN WAN CHAI WHERE SHE WAS BRIEFED ON THE ORGANISATION’S PROJECTS TO HELP UNDER-PRIVILEGED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN HONG KONG AND IN THE EASTERN PART OF CHINA.

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND, WAS ALSO BRIEFED ON THE WORK DONE. TO HELP VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CHILDREN STAYING IN CENTRES AND CAMPS IN HONG KONG AWAITING RESETTLEMENT.

DURING THE VISIT, THE PRINCESS ROYAL MET FOSTER FAMILIES AND FOSTER CARE STAFF WHO LOOK AFTER CHILDREN PLACED UNDER THE FOSTER CARE PROGRAMME. SHE ALSO MET MEMBERS OF THE FUND’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

/THE PRINCESS .......

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1988

THE PRINCESS ROYAL WAS PRESENTED WITH A GIFT FROM VILLAGE PEOPLE OF YUNNAN IN CHINA TO SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION FOR THE FUND’S HELP IN THE CHINESE PROVINCE.

LATER IN THE DAY, DURING A VISIT TO THE MARKS AND SPENCER STORE IN OCEAN CENTRE, TSIM SHA TSUI, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WAS PRESENTED WITH A CHEQUE FROM THE STORE FOR THE SAVE THE CHILDREN' FUND.

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PRINCESS ROYAL OPENS NEW HKSPC CENTRE « « » *

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCESS ROYAL, THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON OPENED THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN’S NEW PORTLAND STREET CENTRE IN MONG KOK.

SHE WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY LADY WILSON AND THE DIRECTOR OF PROTOCOL, AIR COMMODORE VIVIAN LLOYD WARRINGTON. THE PRINCESS ROYAL WAS THEN PRESENTED TO HKSPC’S PRESIDENT, MR PETER WONG AND DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, MRS NELLIE FONG.

DURING A TOUR OF THE SIX-STOREY BUILDING, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS VISITED THE DAY NURSERY FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN TWO AND SIX-YEAR-OLD AND THE RESIDENTIAL CRECHE FOR ONE AND TWO-YEAR-OLD BABIES.

SHE ALSO TOURED THE CENTRE'S GARDEN ON THE GROUND FLOOR WHERE MEMBERS OF HKSPC’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, THE WOMEN’S AUXILIARY COMMITTEE, MAJOR DONORS, THE ARCHITECTS AND BUILDERS ALSO ATTENDED.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL THEN UNVEILED A PLAQUE COMMEMORATING THE OPENING OF THE CENTRE.

THE HKSPC PROVIDES A VARIETY OF SERVICES TO IMPROVE THE WELFARE OF SOME 1,300 UNDER-PRIVILEGED CHILDREN IN HONG KONG. IT OPERATES NINE DAY CRECHES, SIX DAY NURSERIES AND A RESIDENTIAL CRECHE FOR 90 BABIES.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1988

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INTERIM BULLETIN ON AIR CRASH RELEASED ♦ ♦ * » ♦

THE CHIEF INSPECTOR OF ACCIDENTS, WHO IS ALSO THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION, MR TREVOR THORPE, PUBLISHED AN INTERIM BULLETIN TODAY (FRIDAY) CONCERNING THE ACCIDENT INVOLVING A CAAC TRIDENT AIRCRAFT ON AUGUST 31.

THE BULLETIN, BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY FINDINGS, GIVES AN ACCOUNT OF THE FLIGHT UP TO THE POINT THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED, THE ROUTES AND APPROACH PROCEDURES, COMMUNICATIONS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL DIRECTIONS, METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS AS WELL AS THE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE AIRCRAFT AND THE LICENCE AND EXPERIENCE OF THE FLIGHT CREW.

ACCORDING TO THE BULLETIN, THE AIRCRAFT HAD TO DEVIATE FROM ITS INTENDED ROUTE TO AVOID WEATHER ON ITS WAY TO HONG KONG.

THE AIRCRAFT WAS POSITIONED BY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL BY SURVEILLANCE RADAR FOR AN INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM APPROACH TO RUNWAY 31 FROM THE SOUTHEAST OVER THE SEA, TO BE MONITORED BY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ON THE PRECISION APPROACH RADAR SERVING THE SAME RUNWAY.

AT ABOUT 9 AM THAT MORNING, THE SURFACE WIND WAS FIVE TO SIX KNOTS FROM THE SOUTHEAST, VISIBILITY 4,500 METRES IN RAIN AND THUS THE RUNWAY SURFACE WAS WET.

THE AIRCRAFT REPORTED AT 9.14 AM IT WAS ESTABLISHED ON THE INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM.

THE PILOT WAS INFORMED AT 9.17 AM THAT THE PRECISION APPROACH RADAR WAS UNABLE TO PICK UP THE AIRCRAFT DUE TO SEVERE SIGNAL ATTENUATION BY RAIN AND WAS GIVEN CLEARANCE TO LAND.

THE AIRCRAFT ACKNOWLEDGED RECEIPT OF THE MESSAGE, WHICH WAS THE LAST RECORDED MESSAGE FROM IT, AND CONTINUED ITS APPROACH ON THE INSTRUMENT LANDING SYSTEM FOR LANDING.

AT 9.19 AM, THE AIRCRAFT WAS FIRST OBSERVED BY THE DUTY OFFICER AT THE AIRPORT FIRE CONTINGENT SUB-STATION AT THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY, TO PASS BY ON THE RUNWAY IN, AN UNUSUAL ATTITUDE AND THE ALARM WAS SOUNDED.

OTHER WITNESS REPORTS STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT WITH ITS RIGHT WING TOUCHING THE GROUND, LEFT THE RUNWAY AND SLEWED TO THE RIGHT, CROSSED THE GRASSED AREA AND THE TAXIWAY, AND LEFT THE RUNWAY PROMONTORY BEFORE FINALLY COMING TO REST NOSE DOWN IN THE WATER IN KOWLOON BAY.

THE AIRPORT CRASH AND RESCUE UNITS ARRIVED PROMPTLY ON THE SCENE AND LAUNCHED A RESCUE OPERATION, HELPING THE PASSENGERS TO SAFETY, MAINLY THROUGH TWO OF THE FOUR OVER-WING EMERGENCY EXITS AND THE ENTRANCE DOOR.

/A SMALL .......

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1988

A SMALL FIRE NEAR THE CENTRE ENGINE WAS QUICKLY PUT OUT BY THE

AIRPORT FIRE CONTINGENT.

SUBSEQUENT PATHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF THE BODIES OF THE SIX CREW MEMBERS TRAPPED IN THE SUBMERGED NOSE SECTION INDICATED THAT THEY HAD DIED OF DROWNING.

INITIAL EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE AND THE UNDERSHOOT AREA OF RUNWAY 31 INDICATED THAT THE INNERMOST APPROACH LIGHT HAD BEEN STRUCK BY THE RIGHT WING TRAILING EDGE FLAP. THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR HAD THEN TOUCHED THE LIP OF THE SEA WALL AND BEEN TORN FROM THE AIRCRAFT.

THE CHIEF INSPECTOR OF ACCIDENTS POINTED OUT THAT THE BULLETIN CONTAINED MERELY FACTS RELATING TO THE ACCIDENT AS DETERMINED UP TO THE PRESENT STAGE.

HE EMPHASISED THAT THE INFORMATION SHOULD BE TREATED AS TENTATIVE AND MIGHT BE SUBJECT TO ALTERATION OR CORRECTION IF ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE BECAME AVAILABLE.

IN THE MEANTIME, HE SAID, INVESTIGATION WORK WOULD CONTINUE UNTIL THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT WAS ESTABLISHED.

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SAN YICK POPULATION DENSITY TO BE REDUCED t t t * *

THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO GRADUALLY REDUCE THE POPULATION DENSITY OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES AT THE SAN YICK CLOSED CAMP BY TRANSFERRING SOME OF THEM TO AREA 46A IN THE SAME DISTRICT AS NEW ACCOMMODATION BECOMES AVAILABLE, THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MRS CARRIE YAU, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

AT A MEETING WITH THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD, MRS YAU SAID THE MOVE MEANT TRANSFERRING SOME REFUGEES AWAY FROM THE TOWN CENTRE TO A MORE ISOLATED AREA AND DID NOT INVOLVE MOVING ADDITIONAL REFUGEES INTO THE DISTRICT.

IT WOULD GREATLY RELIEVE OVERCROWDED CONDITIONS AT SAN YICK AND AVOID POTENTIAL HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS, SHE SAID.

"DEPENDING ON THE PROGRESS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EMERGENCY HOLDING CENTRE AT AREA 46A, AND THE RATE OF ARRIVAL OF VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE, THE PLAN IS TO MOVE SOME 1,300 AND 1,500 REFUGEES FROM SAN YICK INTO THE AREA SOME TIME NEXT MONTH,” SHE SAID.

"THE INTENTION IS TO MOVE OUT MOST OF THE REFUGEES AT SAN YICK BY THE END OF THE YEAR."

/MRS TAU

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1988

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MRS YAU POINTED OUT THAT REFUGEES TO BE MOVED TO AREA 46A WOULD CONTINUE TO BE MANAGED BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT UNTIL THE UNHCR WAS READY TO TAKE OVER.

"IT DOES NOT MEAN A SPEEDING UP OF THE RELAXATION PROGRAMME FOR CLOSED CAMPS WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN A GRADUAL AND SYSTEMATIC MANNER.

"A WORKING GROUP TO MONITOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RELAXATION PROGRAMME WILL BE SET UP IN THE CAMP AND DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE GROUP," SHE SAID.

MRS YAU ALSO PROVIDED DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WITH FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE RELAXATION PROGRAMME AND THE . ESTABLISHMENT OF AN OPEN CAMP AT AREA 46A.

ON LAW AND ORDER, MRS YAU REASSURED DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS THAT EVERY EFFORT WOULD BE MADE TO DEVELOP A LAW ABIDING AND RESPONSIBLE COMMUNITY FROM THE FIRST DAY THEY MOVED INTO THE CAMP.

"UNDER PRESENT PLANS, A NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE UNIT MANNED BY ONE SERGEANT AND SEVEN CONSTABLES ROUND-THE-CLOCK WOULD BE DEPLOYED TO THE PROPOSED CAMP AT AREA 4 6A.

"THIS CONSTITUTES A HIGH POLICE PRESENCE. LAW AND ORDER IN THE CAMP WILL BE CONTINUOUSLY MONITORED AND AN APPROPRIATE POLICE PRESENCE WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES," SHE SAID.

SHE ADDED THAT THE POLICE WOULD WORK WITH THE CAMP MANAGEMENT TO ENSURE THAT A RESPONSIBLE ATTITUDE WAS ADOPTED BY THE REFUGEE POPULATION AND TO REASSURE THE LOCAL COMMUNITY THAT THEY HAD NOTHING TO FEAR FROM THE PRESENCE OF REFUGEES IN THE COMMUNITY.

TURNING TO MEMBERS’ CONCERN OVER THE POSSIBILITY OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM LOCAL RESIDENTS WITH THE OPENING UP OF THE REFUGEE CAMP, MRS YAU SAID THIS WAS UNLIKELY.

CITING THE RESULTS OF A JOB VACANCY ASSESSMENT CARRIED OUT BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, SHE SAID A TOTAL OF 2,329 JOB VACANCIES WERE REGISTERED AT LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICES AT THE END OF LAST MONTH AND 638 NEW VACANCIES WERE REGISTERED DURING AUGUST ALONE.

"THE PATTERN OF VACANCIES IN TUEN MUN INDICATES THAT 56 PER CENT OF VACANCIES REGISTERED WITH THE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE ARE IN PRODUCTION AND RELATED FIELDS WHICH INCLUDE BOTH SKILLED AND UNSKILLED JOBS.

"MOST OF THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEES ARE UNSKILLED AND WOULD ONLY BE CAPABLE INITIALLY OF DOING JOBS OF A ROUTINE NATURE SUCH AS ASSEMBLERS AND PACKERS. IT IS EXPECTED THAT MOST OF THEM WOULD BE ENGAGED IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING AT THE EARLY STAGE OF THE RELAXATION PROGRAMME.

/"FOR ALL .......

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1988

“FOR ALL THE OTHER SKILLED OR UNSKILLED JOBS, AN ABILITY TO SPEAK CANTONESE AND THE POSSESSION OF TESTED SKILLS ARE NORMALLY REQUIRED BY EMPLOYERS,” SHE SAID.

AS FOR CLERICAL AND RELATED POSTS SUCH AS CLERKS, STOREKEEPERS AND MESSENGERS, ALTHOUGH MOST OF THEM DID NOT REQUIRE ANY SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL SKILLS, A MINIMUM OF FORM 3 STANDARD WITH BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH WAS USUALLY NECESSARY.

’’MOREOVER, MESSENGER POSTS WOULD REQUIRE A CERTAIN DEGREE OF FAMILIARITY WITH THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OF HONG KONG. UNLESS THR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES CAN PROVE THEIR ABILITIES EMPLOYERS WOULD FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CONSIDER THEM FOR SUCH POSTS,” SHE SAID.

MRS YAU POINTED OUT THAT IN LOOKING FOR SUITABLE JOBS FOR REFUGEES, THE AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR JOB PLACEMENT SERVICE UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNHCR WOULD NOT CONFINE ITSELF JUST TO TUEN MUN BUT WOULD MAKE IT A TERRITORY-WIDE EXERCISE.

REGARDING MEMBERS* CONCERN OVER THE IMPACT OF THE PROPOSED CAMP ON TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT FACILITIES IN TUEN MUN, SHE SAID THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT CONSIDERED THAT THE AMOUNT OF EXTRA TRAFFIC GENERATED BY THE CAMP WOULD BE INSIGNIFICANT AND THEREFORE LUNG MUN ROAD COULD CATER ADEQUATELY FOR THE ADDITIONAL ROAD TRAFFIC DEMAND.

”NO ADDITIONAL PRIVATE CAR OWNERSHIP WILL BE GENERATED AND VEHICLES TRAVELLING TO THE CAMP OTHER THAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT VEHICLES WILL BE FEW.

’’THE OPEN CAMP WILL CONTAIN A BUS TERMINUS WITH MAJOR FEEDER ROUTES TO THE TUEN MUN/YUEN LONG AREA AND THE IMPACT ON TRAFFIC AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT FACILITIES WILL NOT BE EXCESSIVE,” SHE NOTED.

’’THE KCRC HAS INDICATED THAT THE LRT HAS AMPLE CAPACITY TO MEET THE ADDITIONAL DEMAND AND THAT A FEEDER SERVICE TO THE NEAREST LRT STATION AT BUTTERFLY ESTATE CAN BE INTRODUCED,” MRS YAU SAID.

"THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL MONITOR THE IMPACT ON EXTERNAL TRANSPORT SERVICES, SUCH AS KMB AND HYF SERVICES,‘ AND THE PROVISION OF SUCH SERVICES WILL BE ADJUSTED TO SUIT DEMAND,” SHE SAID.

MRS YAU ALSO PROVIDED DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WITH DETAILS OF THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE WORKING GROUPS TO MONITOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RELAXATION PROGRAMME.

THE SPECIFIC TERMS OF REFERENCE INCLUDE:

♦ TO DEVISE A SUITABLE PROGRAMME FOR A SYSTEMATIC LIBERALISATION OF THE CLOSED CENTRE WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE SERVICES PROVIDED TO REFUGEES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNHCR. THESE SERVICES INCLUDE:

/- SCHOOLING .......

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1988

- SCHOOLING

RECREATION

- VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT

- MEDICAL SERVICES

- OTHER SERVICES

. * TO ASSESS THE NEED FOR MEASURES TO ALLEVIATE THE IMPACT ON

LAW .AND ORDER AND TRANSPORT WITHIN THE LOCAL DISTRICT.

* TO RECOMMEND STANDARDS AND RULES TO BE APPLIED IN THE REFUGEE CENTRES AS LIBERALISATION PROGRESSES IN LINE WITH THE .IMMIGRATION (VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CENTRES) (OPEN CENTRE) RULES.

P'.' >

* TO ENSURE THE SMOOTH IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LIBERALISATION PROGRAMME WITH A VIEW TO HANDING OVER THE MANAGEMENT OF-' THE CLOSED CENTRE TO UNHCR OR ITS AGENT.

EARLIER IN THE DAY, TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WERF TAKEN ..ON A TOUR OF THE SAN YICK CLOSED CAMP TO ENABLE THEM TO TAKE A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT CONDITIONS THERE. THEY ALSO VISITED THE SITE AT AREA 46A WHICH IS NEAR THE CASTLE PEAK POWER STATION.

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JULY ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT AND PAYROLL FIGURES * » t » *

IN JULI 1988, Tin-, AVERAGE VOLUME 01-' ORDERS-ON HAND REPORTED BY THE 200 LARGEST !■ IRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR DECRE\SEP Bl 1 PFR CENT AND 4 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1988 AND JULY 1987 RESPECTIVELY, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELP'SFD TODAY nv THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

. COMPARING JULY 1988 WITH ORDERS-ON-HAND INCREASED SLIGHTLY DECREASED MODERATELY IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES.

JUNE 1988, THE VOLUME OF

IN THE TEXTILES INDUSTRI BUT PRODUCTS AND FABRICATED METAL

OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF COMPARISON, THE ORDERS POSITION IN THF WEARING APPAREL AND THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS TNDUSTR’pq SHOWED LITTLE CHANGE.

COMPARED WITH JULY 1987, THE ORDERS POSITION IN JULY 1988 DROPPED IN ALL THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES SURVEYED, PARTICULARLY IN I HE 1EXTILES, PLASTIC PRODUCTS AND WEARING APPAREL INDUSTRIES.

THE AVERAGE VOLUME 01 ORDERS-ON-HAND IS MEASURED IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF MONTHS AND REFERS TO ORDERS OUTSTANDING AS AT THE END OF THE REFERENCE MONTH.

/ON EMPUIYMENT, ........

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1?88

ON EMPLOYMENT, THE MANUFACTURERS SURVEYED REPORTED THAT THE JULY 1988 LEVEL WAS 1 PER CENT ABOV1 THAT IN JUNE 1988, BUT WAS LOWER BY 6 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH JULY 1987.

THE INCREASE OVER JUNE 1988 WAS MAINLY DUE TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF SUMMER WORKERS IN SOME OF THE INDUSTRIES SURVEYED.

COMPARED WITH JUNE 1988, EMPLOYMENT IN JULY 1988 INCREASED MODERATELY IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY MAINLY DUE TO THE RECRUITMENT OF SUMMER WORKERS.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF COMPARISON, EMPLOYMENT IN THE WEARING APPAREL, FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS AND THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES INCREASED SLIGHTLY.

COMPARING JULY 1988 WITH JULY 1987, EMPLOYMENT DECREASED SUBSTANTIALLY IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY AND MODERATELY IN THE WEARING APPAREL, TEXTILES AND THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES, BUT INCREASED SLIGHTLY IN THE FOOD AND DRINKS INDUSTRY.

PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN THE MANUFACTURING FIRMS SURVEYED INCREASED, IN CURRENT PRICE TERMS, BY 2 PER CENT IN JULY 1988 OVER. JUNE 1988, AND BY 17 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH JULY 1987.

COMPARED WITH JUNE 1988, PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN JULY 1988 INCREASED MODERATELY IN THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY AND TO A LESSER EXTENT TN THE WEARING APPAREL AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES, BUT DECREASED MODERATELY IN THE TEXTILES INDUSTRY.

COMPARING JULY 1988 WITH JULY 1987, PER CAPITA EARNINGS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY IN MOST INDUSTRIES SURVEYED.

AMONG THE VARIOUS INDUSTRIES, THE TEXTILES INDUSTRY RECORDED THE SLOWEST INCREASE IN PER CAPITA EARNINGS.

IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR, EMPLOYMENT IN JULY 1988 INCREASED SLIGHTLY OVER JUNE 1988 BUT REMAINED AT ABOUT THE SAME LEVEL AS IN JULY 1987.

ON THE OTHER HAND, PER CAPITA EARNINGS INCREASED MODERATELY OVER JUNE 1988 AND SUBSTANTIALLY OVER JULY 1987.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT, FOR THIS SECTOR, THE EMPLOYMENT FIGURES COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY; SITE WORKERS EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS ARE NOT INCLUDED.

IN THE SERVICE SECTORS SURVEYED, THE OVERALL LEVEL OF EMPLOYMENT IN JULY 1988 INCREASED WHEN COMPARED WITH BOTH JUNE 1988 AND JULY 1987.

PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN JULY 1988 INCREASED MODERATELY OVER JUNE 1988 DUE TO SALARY REVISIONS AND ISSUE OF BONUSES IN SOME HOTELS AND PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES.

/SIGNIFICANT INCREASES .......

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SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN PER CAPITA EARNINGS WERE RECORDED WHEN COMPARED WITH JULY 1987, PARTICULARLY IN HOTELS.

THE PRECENTAGE CHANGES IN ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS ARE SHOWN IN THE ATTACHED TABLES 1 TO 3.

THE SURVEY COVERED A PANEL OF THE 200 LARGEST MANUFACTURING COMPANIES AND THE 50 LARGEST COMPANIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND SELECTED SERVICE SECTORS, CHOSEN BY REFERENCE TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT SIZES IN SEPTEMBER 1986.

AS THE SAMPLE WAS NOT DRAWN ON A RANDOM BASIS, THE DEPARTMENT CAUTIONED THAT THE MAGNITUDES OF CHANGES INDICATED BY THE SURVEY RESULTS MIGHT NOT REFLECT THE EXPERIENCE OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE.

NEVERTHELESS, THESE ARE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE A USEFUL INDICATION OF THE DIRECTION OF CHANGE FOR A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ECONOMY IN THE SHORT TERM.

THE SURVEY REPORT FOR JULY 1988 IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING AND AT THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, 19/F., WANCHAI TOWER 1, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, AT $1.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT 5-8234820.

TABLE 1: ORDERS-ON-HAND IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

INDUSTRY

ORDERS-ON-HAND

CHANGE WHEN COMPARED

AS AT THE END OF WITH

JULY 1988 JUN. 88 JUL. 87

(MONTHS) (%) (%)

ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 4.30 -1 -4

WEARING APPAREL 4.72 -6

TEXTILES 2.36 + 2 -17

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 3.00 -5 -10

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 4.45 -3 -1

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC

PRODUCTS 5.05 t -1

OTHERS 1.17 -3

♦ CHANGES WITHIN +/- 0.5%

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TABLE 2: EMPLOYMENT

INDUSTRY/SERVICES

PERSONS ENGAGED AT THE END OF JULY 1988

CHANGE WHEN COMPARED WITH JUN. 88 JUL. 87

(%) (%)

ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES + 1 -6

FOOD AND DRINKS » + 3

WEARING APPAREL + 1 -8

TEXTILES t -4

PLASTIC PRODUCTS + 6 -22

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS + 2

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS + 1 -5

OTHERS + 2 -1

#

CONSTRUCTION + 1

SERVICES + 1 + 3

— —

BANKS + 2 + 4

HOTELS + 1

PUBLIC UTILITIES -1

OTHERS + 1 + 12

CHANGES WITHIN +/- 0.5%

* PERSONS ENGAGED COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY; SITE WORKERS EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS ARE NOT INCLUDED.

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TABLE 3: PER CAPITA EARNINGS

IN DUSTR Y/S ERVIC ES PER CAPITA EARNINGS

AVERAGE AS IN JULY 1988 CHANGE WHEN WITH JUN. 88 COMPARED JUL. 87

(HK$) (%> (%)

ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 4,241 + 2 + 17

FOOD AND DRINKS 4,995 + 10

WEARING APPAREL 3,622 + 3 + 1 1

TEXTILES 4 , 183 -6 + 8

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 3,627 t + 18

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 4,211 + 3 + 19

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 4,184 + 7 + 24

OTHERS 5,402 -1 + 13

CONSTRUCTION 6, 134 + 4 + 17

SERVICES 7,495 + 7 + 15

BANKS 6,925 -4 + 18

HOTELS 5,512 + 12 + 39

PUBLIC UTILITIES 7,663 + 15 + 12

OTHERS 8,371 + 6 + 15

♦ CHANGES WITHIN + /- 0.5%

NOTES TO TABLES 1-3: UNLIKE "ORDERS-ON-HAND" AND ’’PER CAPITA EARNINGS", WHICH ARE AVERAGE FIGURES AMONGST THE FIRMS SURVEYED, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED BY THE FIRMS SURVEYED IS NOT MEANINGFUL INFORMATION ON ITS OWN (BECAUSE THIS IS A PANEL SURVEY) AND IS THEREFORE NOT SHOWN.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16,

1988

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DTC REGISTRATION REVOKED

*• • * ’-»! • • • ♦ ♦ »

. THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ANNOUNCED THAT THE REGISTRATION OF HOARESTOTT FINANCE LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY HAS BEEN REVOKED TODAY (FRIDAY) UNDER SECTION 31(1)(D)(I) OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE ON THE GROUND THAT THE COMPANY IS NOT A FIT AND PROPER BODY TO REMAIN REGISTERED.

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PLANS FOR LAND SALES ANNOUNCED * * »

THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO OFFER A FURTHER 30 SITES, ABOUT 19 HECTARES, IN THE URBAN AREA AND IN THE NEW TERRITORIES FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION AND TENDER DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31 NEXT YEAR.

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED BY ACTING PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT LANI) AGENT OF THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, MR C.M. MO, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (FRIDAY).

TOGETHER WITH THE SITES OFFERED IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS, A TOTAL OF 48 SITES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE WHOLE YEAR, AMOUNTING TO ABOUT 24 HECTARES EXCLUDING CONTAINER TERMINAL NO. 7.

IN THE COMING SIX MONTHS, 16 SITES WOULD BE OFFERED BY AUCTION, FIVE BY CASH TENDER AND NINE BY LETTER A/B TENDER, MR MO SAID.

"A 7,100-SQUARE-METRE COMMERCIAL SITE AT THE JUNCTION OF HARBOUR ROAD AND FLEMING ROAD ON THE WAN CHAI RECLAMATION WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE THE MOST VALUABLE LOT AND KEEN BIDDING IS EXPECTED WHEN THE SITE IS AUCTIONED IN JANUARY," HE SAID.

"TWO OTHER COMMERCIAL SITES WILL REQUIRE THE PURCHASER TO PROVIDE PUBLIC CAR PARKING IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND WILL BE SOLI) BY AUCTION IN NOVEMBER AND FEBRUARY RESPECTIVELY."

SALES OF RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INCLUDE MEDIUM DENSITY SITES AT TUEN MUN, ARGYLE STREET AND TAT CHEE AVENUE IN KOWLOON, AND TAI WO TSUEN IN KWAI CHUNG. TWO OF THESE SITES ARE IN EXCESS OF ONE HECTARE IN -AREA.

THREE LOTS WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION FOR INDUSTRIAL USE AND ONE FOR DEVELOPMENT AS A DANGEROUS GOODS GODOWN.

TURNING TO THE CASH TENDER SALES, MR MO SAID THAT THREE SITES WOULD BE OFFERED UNDER THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME (PSPS) AT LOCATIONS IN JUNK BAY, TAI PO AND FANLING.

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THESE SITES WOULD BE DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE ABOUT 4,200 PSPS FLATS.

"A SITE AT GARDEN ROAD IN CENTRAL FOR A SUPERMARKET WILL BE SOLD BY TENDER AND KEEN INTEREST FROM LOCAL RETAIL GROUPS IS ANTICIPATED," MR MO SAID.

NINE SITES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE DISPOSED OF BY LETTER A/B TENDER.

THESE INCLUDE THREE COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL SITES IN CENTRAL LOCATIONS IN FANLING WITH AREAS OF 1.1 HECTARES, 1.3 HECTARES AND 0.8 HECTARE, AND THE FIRST COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL SITE WITH AN AREA OF 2.7 HECTARES TO BE OFFERED IN THE MA ON SHAN NEW TOWN EXPANSION AREA.

A HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL SITE IN MA ON SHAN WILL ALSO BE OFFERED BY LETTER A/B TENDER.

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'"THE SECOND HALF YEAR’S SALES PROGRAMME INCLUDES TWO SITES FROM Tiff/ ’’SUPPLEMENTARY’ LIST COMPRISING 0.75 HECTARE OF THE FIVE HECTARES OF LAND WHICH THE LAND COMMISSION HAD AGREED TO MAKE AVAILABLE SUBJECT TO A SUSTAINED DEMAND FOR COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SITES, r I

’’FURTHER SITES FROM THIS LIST MIGHT BE RELEASED SUBJECT TO A REVIEW LATER IN THE YEAR,” MR MO SAJI).

HE STRESSED THAT THE SALES PROGRAMME WAS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FURTHER DETAILS AND DATES WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE AND ADVERTISED IN MAJOR NEWSPAPERS.

COPIES OF THE TENTATIVE LAND SALES PROGRAMME FOR THE OCTOBER-MARCH PERIOD ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, THIRD FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG. OR FROM ANY OF THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES.

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HIRAM’S HIGHWAY TO BE WIDENED ' ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS PROPOSING TO CARRY OUT ROAD IMPROVEMENT TO THE SECTIONS OF HIRAM’S HIGHWAY BETWEEN NAM WAI AND THE CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD JUNCTION. • t' ,< ••

AT PRESENT, THE SUBSTANDARD ROAD ALIGNMENT, STEEP GRADIENT AND THE ABSENCE OF A CLIMBING LANE ON THOSE SECTIONS OFTEN CAUSE LONG DELAY TO TRAFFIC DUE TO SLOW MOVING HEAVY VEHICLES.

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THE PROJECT CONSISTS OF THE REALIGNMENT AND WIDENING OF A SECTION OF HIRAM'S HIGHWAY FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD TO ABOUT 350 METRES SOUTH OF NAM WAI BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 850-METRE-LONG THREE-LANE CARRIAGEWAY AND ASSOCIATED FOOTPATHS.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT IS WIDENING OF THE SECTION OF HIRAM'S HIGHWAY AT NAM WAI BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EXTRA SHORT RIGHT-TURN LANE AND A 150-METRE-LONG EXTRA CLIMBING LANE.

A BRIDGE OF 45 METRES IN LENGTH WILL BE BUILT ACROSS THE VALLEY AT ABOUT 450 METRES SOUTH OF NAM WAI.

THE WORKS TO BE CARRIED OUT WILL FORM THE FIRST PHASE OF A PROJECT WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY PROVIDE FOR A DUAL CARRIAGEWAY ROAD FROM CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD TO HO CHUNG.

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE PLAN AND SCHEME OF THE PROPOSED WORKS CAN BE SEEN AT THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT OFFICES:-

» THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG;

t THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SAI KUNG;

* THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SAI KUNG.

ANY PERSON WHO OBJECTS TO THE PROPOSED WORKS SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 15, 1988.

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KWAI CHUNG ROAD TO BE WIDENED » t » ♦

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO UNDERTAKE MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO KWAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN LAI CHI KOK BRIDGE AND TSUEN WAN ROAD.

THE PROJECT IS AIMED AT PROVIDING IMPROVED ACCESS AND ADDITIONAL CAPACITY FOR TRAFFIC HEADING TO THE CONTAINER POST AND FOR TRAFFIC TRAVELLING TO AND FROM THE NORTHWEST NEW TERRITORIES.

/A NOTICE .......

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A NOTICE ON THE PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY). A NOTICE IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE CAN ALSO BE SEEN ON THE NOTICE BOARDS POSTED AT THE SITE. y

THE IMPROVEMENTS WILL INCLUDE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF KWAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN TSUEN WAN ROAD AND LAI CHI KOK BRIDGE AND THE WIDENING OF KWAI CHUNG ROAD FROM DUAL-FOUR LANES TO DUAL-FIVE LANES.

ALSO INCLUDED WILL HE NEW ROAD CONNECTIONS TO THE CONTAINER PORT FROM LAI CHI KOK BRIDGE AND CHING CHEUNG ROAD.

A NEW ACCESS TO THE PORT WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED AT THE PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL INTERCHANGE FOR SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC ON KWAI CHUNG ROAD.

THE WORKS ARE SCHEDULED TO START EARLY NEXT YEAR AND WILL TAKE ABOUT THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE.

THE PLANS AND SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT OFFICES:

CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG;

» KWAI TSING DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, 10TH-11TH, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES;

KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG, NEW TERRITORIES;

SHAM SHU1 PO DISTRICT OFFICE, GROUND, 1ST AND 2ND FLOORS, 37-39 TONKIN STREET, KOWLOON; AND

DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON WEST, YAU MA TEI CARPARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI|STREET, KOWLOON.

ANY PERSON OBJECTING TO THE WORKS MUST WRlYE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG, NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 15 THIS YEAR.

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AMENDMENTS TO DRAFT WAN CHAI OZP ♦ * ♦

THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT WAN CHAI OUTLINE ZONING PLAN.

THE BOUNDARY OF THE PLAN TO THE NORTH OF THE EXHIBITION CENTRE IS EXTENDED BEYOND THE SEAWALL.

THE EXTENSION AREA IS ZONED, AND THE EASTERN PART OF THE ADJOINING ’’OPEN SPACE" SITE IS RE-ZONED, TO "OTHER SPECIFIED USES" ANNOTATED "PROMENADE, WITH PIER LANDING AREA AND UNDERGROUND PUMPHOUSE AND ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES".

THE EASTERN PART OF THE "GOVERNMENT/1NSTITUT ION/COMMUNJTY" SITE BOUNDED BY GLOUCESTER ROAD, FENWICK STREET AND HARBOUR ROAD IS RE-ZONED TO "COMMERCIAL".

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD EXPLAINED THAT THE AMENDMENTS WERE NECESSARY TO REFLECT THE INTENDED USES OF THESE TWO SITES RECENTLY AGREED IN PRINCIPLE BY THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD.

THE AMENDED PLAN CAN BE SEEN AT THE WAN CIlXl DISTRICT OFFICE, 201 HENNESSY ROAD, GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG; THE TOWN PLANNING OFFICE, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; AND THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, HONG KUhfG.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENTS MAY SUBMIT HIS OBJECTION IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/O BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 7 THIS YEAR.

COPIES OF THE AMENDMENT PLAN ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SURVEY AND MAPPING OFFICE, BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, AND THE KOWLOON MAP SALES SECTION, 382 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, AT $10 EACH UNCOLOURED AND $60 EACH COLOURED.

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WYNDHAM STREET AMENDMENT WORKS * ♦ ♦ ♦

THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO AMEND THE WORKS WHICH INVOLVE THE WIDENING OF WYNDHAM STREET ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE NOTICE ON THE ORIGINALLY PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE IN MARCH LAST YEAR.

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THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT INVOLVES ADDITIONAL WIDENING TO THE \RR'IGEWAY OE THE SECTION OE WYNDHAM STREET NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH LOWER ALBERT ROAD AND GLENEALY TO MEET LONG-TERM TRAFFIC DEMANDS. ASSOCIATED FOOTPATHS OR ISLANDS WILL ALSO BE BUILT.

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

A PLAN SHOWING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT CAN BE SEEN AT THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT OFFICES:

* CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG;

» HONG KONG WEST DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, HARBOUR ROAD, HONG KONG; AND

» CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, ,38 PIER ROAD, HONG KONG.

ANY PERSON WHO OBJECTS TO THE PROPOSAL MUST WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG, NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 15.

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MORE EXCLUSIVE PARKING SPACES FOR DISABLED t ♦ t ♦ ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT PARKING SPACES ON BOTH SIDES OF DISABLED DRIVERS WHO ARE ISSUED DEPARTMENT.

HAS AGAIN DESIGNATED A NUMBER OF THE HARBOUR FOR EXCLUSIVE USE BY PRIVILEGED PARKING LABELS BY THE

THE PARKING SPACES ROAD (NEAR MORRISON HILL AT SAT YEUNG CHOI STREET FUK STREET IN KOWLOON.

ARE LOCATED AT HING FAT STREET AND 01 SWIMMING POOL) ON THE HONG KONG ISLAND (NEAR JUNCTION WITH DUNDAS STREET) AND*

KWAN

AND KING

TWO PARKING SPACES AT PARKES STREET AUSTIN ROAD HAVE BEEN RESERVED EXCLUSIVELY SINCE EARLY AUGUST. MORE PARKING SPACES ON AND HOLY CROSS PATH WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE

NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH for THE DISABLED MOTORISTS LOCKHART ROAD, MARBLE ROAD NEXT FEW WEEKS.

< 1HESE PARKING SPACES ARE DESIGNATED UNDER A PILOT SCHEME Arj.K(.V HNO '.FT-,™ I'AlfKING Mr,L1TI,,s for Stoats

AM f. a,,, TRAMfiPnDT hL'PADTMtniT r. a . rv 1 ° ° »

AIMED

SPOKESMAN FOR THE

TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID.

A

’’TRAFFIC SIGNS HAVE BEEN SPACES AND TO GUIDE MOTORISTS. FULL USE OF SUCH PARKING SPACES

ERECTED TO INDICATE DISABLED DRIVERS SHOULD , " HE ADDED.

THESE PARKING

TRY TO MAKE

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN SHA TIN, TUEN MUN ♦ t t ♦ ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TO FACILITATE THE EMERGENCY REPLACEMENT OF A RUSTY STREET LIGHT POLE ON LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD, A 20D-METRE SECTION OF THE SOUTHBOUND FAS'!' LANE OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD NEAR SUN TIN WAI ESTATE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) TO 5 AM ON TUESDAY.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH OUT FOR TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNS AND DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE AND PATIENCE.

IN TUEN MUN, TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE AT STREET B IN TUEN MUN TOWN CENTRE, THE STREET WILL BE < LOSED TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5.30 AM DAILY FROM SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 1P) IO TUESDAY.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE VIA STREETS C AND I) AND TUEN LUNG STREET FOR JOURNEYS BETWEEN TUEN MUN HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD AND TUEN HI ROAD.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WANG TAU HOM ♦ t t * ♦

IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WESTERN ACCESS ROAD LINKING MA CHAI HANG AND JUNCTION ROAD, SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN WANG TAU HOM FROM 10 AM ON MONDAV (SEPTEMBER 19), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

THE SECTION OF FU MEI STREET BETWEEN JUNCTION ROAD AND KIT SAM MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC, WHILE AI 1HE SAME TIME A NEW ROAD LINKING FU MEI STREET AND JUNCTION ROAD WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC.

IN ADDITION, LEFT-TURNING MOVEMENTS FROM FU MEI STREET '>NTO JUNCTION ROAD SOUTHBOUND WILL BE BANNED PERMANENTLY.

AFFECTED MOTORISTS WILL BE DIVERTED VIA FU MEI STREET, FU YUE STREET, WANG TAU HOM NORTH ROAD, WANG TAU HOM EAST ROAD AND JUNCTION ROAD.

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FRONTIER CURFEW TO BE TEMPORARILY LIFTED ♦ t t t i

AN ORDER WAS PUBLISHED TODAY (FRIDAY) IN THE GAZETTE WHICH TEMPORARILY LIFTS THE CURFEW TN THE FRONTIER CLOSED AREA FOR THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

UNDER THE PUBLIC ORDER CURFEW (VARIATION)(NO.2) ORDER 1988, THE CURFEW ORDER SHALL NOT APPLY ON SEPTEMBER 25 AND 26 THIS YEAR.

THERE IS A PERMANENT CURFEW IN THE FRONTIER CLOSED AREA BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 4 AM TO AID ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT OPERATIONS.

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NEW DISTRICT OFFICER FOR MONG KOK ♦ t ♦ *

MRS LORNA MA WILL TAKE UP HER APPOINTMENT AS DISTRICT OFFICER OF MONG KOK ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19), A CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY).

MRS MA WAS ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER OF KOWLOON CITY.

SHE JOINED THE CIVIL SERVICE AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN AUGUST, 1981, AND HAD BEEN POSTED TO THE FORMER INFORMATION BRANCH AND HOME AFFAIRS BRANCH, AS WELL AS OMELCO.

SHE WAS POSTED TO KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AS ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER IN AUGUST, 1987, AND WAS PROMOTED SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN APRIL, 1988.

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FORUM FOR LEGCO ELECTIONS CANDIDATES ♦ » t ♦ t

A FORUM TO INTRODUCE CANDIDATES FOR THE KWUN TONG ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) EVENING.

THE FORUM HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE TO ENABLE THE TWO CANDIDATES, MR POON CH1-FAI AND MR LI WAH-MING, TO MEET MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD, AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL-AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS.

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THE FORUM WILL BE CHAIRED BY KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR CHRIS WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FORUM TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET. THE FORUM WILL START AT 8 PM.

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FORUM FOR NT (WEST) CANDIDATES IN ELECTIONS tit*

THE ORGANISE A

sbsucc^bc.?sdates contesting ™

_*RE PORUM IS SCHEDULED FOR 10 AM IN THE TUEN MUN TOWN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL, AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

I HE CANDIDATES ARE MR MAN FOR-TAI AND MR TAI CHIN-WAH WHO BOTH MEMBERS OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD.

HALL

ARE

orrAorT, t,CHAIRED BY MR ERIC CH01 0F COMMERCIAL RADIO, THE FORUM Will START WITH A BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF THE CANDIDATES AND THEIR PLATFORMS.

THE CANDIDATES WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE CHAIRMAN ANn FROM I HE FLOOR AND WILL ALSO PUT QUESTIONS TO EACH OTHER.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE LEGCO ELECTIONS FORUM (NT WEST I WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) IN THE TUFN MUN TOWN HALL CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL. ™EN MUN

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EXHIBITION ON LEGCO IN MONG KOK ♦ ♦ *

AN EXHIBITION ON THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WAS PUT UP OUTSIDE THE SAI YEE STREET EXIT OF KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY IN MONG KOK TODAY (FRIDAY) AND WILL BE ON DISPLAY FOR ONE WEEK.

THE EXHIBITION, SET UP BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, AIMS AT EDUCATING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ON THE DUTIES, STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION OF THE COUNCIL IN CONNECTION WITH THE LEGCO ELECTIONS ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 22).

IT WILL BE ON DISPLAY BETWEEN 12 NOON AND 8 PM DAILY UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTIONS.

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CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR FOR WONG TAI SIN RESIDENTS ♦ ♦ t ♦ t

THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD A CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR FOR RESIDENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE AREA COMMITTEES AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES IN THE DISTRICT THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18).

THF SEMINAR WILL FOCUS ON THIS YEAR’S CIVIC EDUCATION THEME OF PROMOTING MUTUAL HELP AND RESPECT AND ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION BY THE PUBLIC IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF HONG KONG ON DIFFERENT LEVELS.

IT WILL BE HELD IN FUNG MING HALL OF THE WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE AT 2.30 PM ON SUNDAY.

THREE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, MR CHENG KAI-NAM, MRS PAULINE NG AND MR CHAN CHUN-FAT, WILL ATTEND THE SEMINAR AS PANELISTS. MR CHENG WILL ALSO SPEAK ON CIVIC EDUCATION IN HONG KONG.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE PRECEDED BY AN INAUGURATION CEREMONY FOR THE DISTRICT’S 14 CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS, WHICH HAVE BEEN FORMED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE AREA COMMITTEES IN THE DISTRICT TO ORGANISE AND CARRY OUT CIVIC EDUCATION PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES.

CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR DANIEL TSE; WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD CHA IRMAN, MR MICHAEL LEE; AND WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NG HON-WAI!, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

THE CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR IS ONE OF A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE WORKING GROUP ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT SET UP UNDER THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE.

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OTHER ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THE YEAR INCLUDE THE PUBLICATION OF A PAMPHLET ON THE ELECTION SYSTEM OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE DISTRICT BOARD; A GOOD CITIZEN AWARD CAMPAIGN' A SLOGAN COMPETITION; A POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION; A PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION; A VARIETY SHOW; PUBLICATION OF A NEWSPAPER SUPPLEMENT' AND THE MOUNTING UP OF PUBLICITY PENNANTS ON LAMP POSTS TN THF DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT'S CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) ]N THE FUNG MING HALL OF THE WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE.

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BASIC LAW SEMINAR IN SHA TIN TOMORROW » » « t t

A SEMINAR TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT BASIC LAW WILL BE HELD AT THE LEK YUEN ESTATE COMMUNITY HALL IN SHA TIN TOMORROW (SATURDAY), BEGINNING AT 2 PM.

THE FUNCTION IS ORGANISED BY THE BASIC LAW WORKING COMMITTEE OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD.

SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE MR TANG SHU-HUNG, MS EMILY LAU, MR ANDREW WONG AND DR JOHN YOUNG.

ADMISSION IS FREE.

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SEMINAR ON INTERACTION WITH DB MEMBERS . * « ♦ * t

MEMBERS OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMIT I I F (DMC) THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING ATTENDED AN EXPERIENCE-SHARING SEMINAR IN THE FAIRVIEW PARK COUNTRY CLUB WITH THE AIM OF FURTHER FOSTERING THEIR CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DISTRICT BOARD.

THE SEMINAR WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE CIVIL SERVICE TRAINING CENTRE (CSTC) AS PART OF GOVERNMENT’S PROGRAMME TO IMPROVE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME.

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IT PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WHO ATTEND MEETINGS OF THE DISTRICT BOARD TO DISCUSS AND ENHANCE APPRECIATION OF THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SCHEME.

THE PROGRAMME OF THE SEMINAR INCLUDED CASE STUDIES, GENERAL DISCUSSION AND TWO TALKS BY THE CSTC OFFICIALS, RESPECTIVELY ON "CONCEPTS ON PERSUASIVE PRESENTATION" AND "YUEN LONG DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND ITS WORK ENVIRONMENT".

THE TALKS GAVE A VALUABLE ANALYSIS ON THE YUEN LONG DB MEMBERSHIP, THEIR KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND EXPECTATIONS OF THE DMC MEMBERS.

IT ALSO DEFINED SOME OF THE CONSTRAINTS DMC MEMBERS ARE FACING FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF WORKLOAD, NATURE OF SERVICES PROVIDED AND LEVEL OF REPRESENTATION.

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A SIX-WEEK CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS WILL BEGIN IN KWUN TONG TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE CAMPAIGN, ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE AND INVOLVING ASSISTANCE FROM THE POLICE, IS IARGETTED AT PEDESTRIANS, PARTICULARLY CHILDREN AND SENIOR RESIDENTS WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO ACCIDENTS, AND YOUNG AND INEXPERIENCED MOTORISTS AS WELL AS CYCLISTS.

TO DRIVE HOME THE ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE, A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL AND PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD.

I HEY INCLUDE A MOBILE EXHIBITION, DISPLAY OF PUBLICITY SIGNBOARDS AND POSTERS, A ROAD SAFETY QUIZ FOR THE ELDERLY, AND A COLOURING AND CALLIGRAPHY COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS.

A CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 30 TO WIND UP THE CAMPAIGN.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE LOK WAH ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE AN EXHIBITION ON ROAD TRAFFIC RULES AND ROAD SAFETY MEASURES, A LION DANCE AND A QUIZ.

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OFFICIATING WILL BE THE KWUN TONG ASSISTANT DISTRICT OIFICER* MR VINCENT LIU; STAFF OFFICER (TRAFFIC KOWLOON), MR T.P. JOHN; POLICE ASSISTANT DISTRICT COMMANDER, KWUN TONG, MR KONG CHEUK-FAI; POLICE DIVISIONAL COMMANDER, SAU MAU PING, MR S.G. CHANDLER, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE KWUN- TONG ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, MR SZETO CHAK.

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•CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY AND EXHIBITION TO BEGIN AT 2 .’/(SATURDAY) AT THE LOK WAH ESTATE COMMERCIAL CENTRE, NGAU

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THE FIRST-EVEJR HONG KONG FILM FESTIVAL IN THE UNITED STATES j JIAS BEEN LAUNCHED BY SENIOR MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL* MISS LYDIA DUNN AT A GALA CEREMONY HELD AT THE PARK AVENUE HEADQUARTERS OF THE ASIA SOCIETY.

ADDRESSING A LARGE GATHERING OF NEW YORK PERSONALITIES, MISS DUNN PAID TRIBUTE TO HONG KONG’S ’’DYNAMIC AND PROLIFIC FILM INDUSTRY” WHICH SHE NOTED HAD "MATURED INTO A MA.JOR PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRE OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE WINNING CRITICAL ACCLAIM WORLDWIDE.

’’CHINESE, WESTERN, TRADITIONAL AND MODERN INFLUENCES HAVE BEEN BLENDED IN THE ’NEW WAVE’ HONG KONG CINEMA OF THE 80’S, WHICH HAS PRODUCED FILMS OF HIGH COMMERCIAL AND ARTISTIC MERIT,” SHE SAID.

WITH MISS DUNN AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WERE THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY, MR EDWARD KOCH, THE HONG KONG ECONOMIC AND TRADE AFFAIRS MINISTER, MR PETER LO, AND ASIA SOCIETY TRUSTEE, MR JEROME COHEN.

AMONG THE CELEBRITY GUESTS FROM HONG KONG WERE TWO FILM STARS SELECTED FOR THE FESTIVAL, MISS DO DO CHENG (WONDER WOMEN), AND LIN CHING HSIA (PEKING OPERA BLUES), TWO DIRECTORS KAM KWOK LEUNG AND LAWRENCE AH MON, AND WILL IF ('HAN, AGENT FOR 1)0 DO CHING AND JACKIE CHAN.

MAYOR KOCH SAID HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO TAKING A fl ’SIR I OOK AT. HONG, KONG WHEN HE HEADS A ’’NEW YORK WEEK IN HONG KONG ’ DELEGATION TO THE TERRITORY IN MID-NOVEMBER.

THE MAYOR SAID NEW YORK AND HONG KONG HAD MUCH IN COMMON LIKE YOU, WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL CITY, KIA TRADING POSTS IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE. LIKE YOU, WE ASTONISH OUR NEIGHBOURS AT THE VITALITY AND THE ENERGY THAT SURGE THROUGH OUR STREETS".

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MR LO, HONG KONG'S SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE IN NORTH AMERICA* WELCOMED THE JOINT SPONSORSHIP OF THE FESTIVAL BY THE ASIA SOCIETY AND THE HONG KONG ECONOMIC AND TRADE OFFICES AND THE GROWING LINKS BETWEEN THE TWO BODIES.

HE NOTED TWO FUTURE ASIA SOCIETY EVENTS IN NEW YORK: ONE FOR SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS DAVID NENDICK ON NOVEMBER 10* THE OTHER FOR THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID FORD ON DECEMBER 8.

MR COHEN WHO SPENDS ALMOST HALF HIS TIME IN HONG KONG* ANNOUNCED THAT THE ASIA SOCIETY PLANNED A MAJOR REGIONAL CONFERENCE IN HONG KONG IN 1990.

MAYOR KOCH PRESENTED MISS DUNN WITH A CRYSTAL PAPERWEIGHT ENCLOSING THE SEAL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, WHILE MISS DUNN PRESENTED MR KOCH WITH HIS OWN PERSONAL CHINESE CHARACTER SEAL CHOP.

THE HONG KONG FILM FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK, WILL RUN FROM SEPTEMBER 16 TO OCTOBER 8.

THE EIGHT FILMS FEATURED ARE: PROJECT A PART-2; WONDER WOMEN; A CHINESE GHOST STORY; JUST LIKE WEATHER; GANGS; MR VAMPIRE; A BETTER TOMORROW AND PEKING OPERA BLUES.

IN NOVEMBER, THE FESTIVAL WILL MOVE TO MIAMI* FLORIDA, WHERE THE FILMS WILL BE SCREENED AS PART OF THE ARTS EXTRAVAGANZA "ASIAFEST” .

OTHER SUPPORTERS OF THE FESTIVAL ARE THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK, CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS, THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW YORK COUNCIL ON THE ARTS.

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THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED THAT THE SPEEDPOST SERVICE FROM HONG KONG TO BANGLADESH WHICH WAS SUSPENDED ON SEPTEMBER 5 WAS NOW BACK TO NORMAL.

THIS FOLLOWS THE ADVICE FROM THE BANGLADESH POSTAL ADMINISTRATION THAT THE FLOOD SITUATION IN BANGLADESH WAS IMPROVING.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PRINCESS ROYAL VISITS CLOSED CENTRES ..................... 1

PRINCESS ROYAL RIDES ON LRT .............................. 1

PRINCESS ROYAL VISITS MARINERS' CLUB ..................... 2

PUBLIC AWARENESS HELPS PRESERVE HERITAGE ................. 2

TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UP 22 PER CENT....................... 3

SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO RESUME TO 11 U.K. CITIES ............ 6

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS SOLD BY AUCTION....................... 6

VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION FOR PRIVATE ELDERLY HOMES ......... 7

ACTIVITIES FOR ELDERLY IN KWAI TSING DISTRICT ............ 8

SINGING CONTEST TO PUBLICISE ANTI-TRIAD MESSAGE........... 8

SCHOOLS DANCE FESTIVAL INVITES ENTRIES ................... 9

JUNK BAY LOT FOR SALE BY TENDER ......................... 10

POSTFAX EXTENDED TO UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ................ 10

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN KWUN TONG ............................ 11

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WAN CHAI............... 12

FRESH WATER CUT IN YAU YAT CHUEN ........................ 12

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PRINCESS ROYAL VISITS CLOSED CENTRES » » » » i- .l ’

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCESS ROYAL, THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING VISITED TWO CLOSED CENTRES FOR VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE IN TUEN MUN.

ON ARRIVAL BY HELICOPTER AT THE TUEN MUN CLOSED CENTRE, THE PRINCESS ROYAL WAS MET BY THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR CHAN WA-SHEK, AND THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR ROBERT UPTON.

ALSO IN THE WELCOMING PART WERE THE FIELD DIRECTOR OF THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND, MR PHILIP BARKER, AND THE CO-ORDINATOR OF THE REFUGEE PROGRAMME OF SCF, MS JOAN SUMMERS. HER ROYAL HIGHNESS IS THE PRESIDENT OF SCF.

SHE WAS BRIEFED ON THE OPERATION OF THE CENTRE AND VARIOUS SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE 3,000 REFUGEES INCLUDING THOSE SERVICES RUN BY THE SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL ALSO VISITED THE SAN YICK CLOSED. CENTRE, WHICH HAS MORE THAN 3,900 REFUGEES IN ITS ACCOMMODATION.

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HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCESS ROYAL, TODAY (SATURDAY) RODE IN A LIGHT RAIL VEHICLE AND UNVEILED A PLAQUE TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE FERRY PIER LRT TERMINUS DURING A VISIT IN TUEN MUN.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL, WHO IS THE HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORT, ALSO MET CIT MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS.

SHE WAS MET ON ARRIVAL AT THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT DEPOT BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE KCRC, MR PETER QUICK, WHO IS ALSO THE FIRST VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE CIT (HONG KONG SECTION), AND THE LIGHT RAIL DIRECTOR, MR JOE WADE.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL WAS ALSO GREETED BY MEMBERS OF THE MANAGING BOARD AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS OF KCRC.

AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE LRT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS MET CIT OFFICIALS AND STUDENT MEMBERS.

SHE WAS BRIEFED ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF OPERATION OF THE LRT SYSTEM SUCH AS THE NETWORK LINKING TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG, PROJECTED INITIAL PATRONAGE, FEEDER BUS SERVICES, OPEN FARE SYSTEM AND THE TECHNICAL MEANS OF COMMUNICATION AND CONTROL.

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AFTER SIGNING A SOUVENIR ALBUM, THE PRINCESS ROYAL BOARDED A LIGHT RAIL VEHICLE FOR A RIDE TO THE LRT FERRY PIER TERMINUS WHERE SHE UNVEILED A PLAQUE TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE TERMINUS.

SHE WAS THEN INTRODUCED TO REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS BEFORE PROCEEDING TO VIEW A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

AT THE END OF THE VISIT, THE PRINCESS ROYAL WAS PRESENTED WITH A SOUVENIR BY A CIT STUDENT MEMBER.

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PRINCESS ROYAL VISITS MARINERS’ CLUB « ♦ * *

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCESS ROYAL, TODAY (SATURDAY) VISITED THE MISSIONS TO SEAMEN AT MARINERS' CLUB IN TSIM SHA TSUI TO SEE VARIOUS FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE TO SEAFARERS TRAVELLING THROUGH HONG KONG.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL, WHO IS PRESIDENT OF THE MISSIONS TO SEAMEN, WORLDWIDE, WAS MET BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CLUB’S GENERAL COMMITTEE, MR MARTIN BARROW AND THE SENIOR CHAPLAIN OF THE MISSIONS TO SEAMEN, REV. W.B. ANDREWS.

SHE VISITED THE CHAPEL, THE BOWLING ALLEY, THE RESTAURANT, THE LIBRARY AND THE SWIMMING POOL BEFORE ATTENDING A LUNCHEON IN HER

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WAS PRESENTED WITH A DONATION TO THE MISSIONS TO SEAMEN, LONDON.

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PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ROLE IN ENHANCING COMMUNITY KONG’S HERITAGE. THE SECRET CHUI, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY)

EDUCATION PLAY AN

AWARENESS tn the ARY FOR MUNICIPAL

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PRESERVATION SERVICES, MR

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"I HOPE TO SEE, FOR COHERENT PROGRAMME PERHAPS THE YOUNG ONES AROUND THEM." HE SAID.

IN THE NEAR FUTURE, TO ALERT MEMBERS OF

TO THE VALUE OF THE

NEW PLANNING AND PROPOSALS OUR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY TRACES OF THEIR HISTORY

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SPEAKING AT A CHEQUE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY FOR THE "CONSERVATION OF YUEN LONG ANTIQUITIES" FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN INITIATED BY THE DODWELLS STORES LIMITED IN CELEBRATION OF ITS BRANCH OPENING IN YUEN LONG, MR CHUI PRAISED THE STORE’S MAGNIFICENT AND IMAGINATIVE GESTURE.

HE RECEIVED A CHEQUE AMOUNTING TO $53,384 FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF INCHCAPE PACIFIC LIMITED, MR CHARLES MACKAY.

"IT IS INDEED ENCOURAGING TO SEE A BUSINESS COMPANY RESPECTING WHAT IS VALUABLE IN OLD TRADITIONS WHILE MAKING AT THE SAME TIME PROGRESS IN SOME OF THE RELATIVELY NEWER ASPECTS OF LIFE - SUCH AS MODERN DAY DEPARTMENT STORE STYLE SHOPPING," MR CHUI SAID.

HE NOTED THAT YUEN LONG WAS A CORNER OF HONG KONG THAT WAS PARTICULARLY RICH IN HISTORY AND ITS ADMIRABLE OLD BUILDINGS SHOULD BE PRESERVED FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE COMMUNITY, GIVING PEOPLE A GREATER CONSCIOUSNESS OF THEIR PAST.

HE SAID THE PRESENTATION OF THE CHEQUE HAD COUPLED A VERY VALUABLE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN TO DRAW PEOPLE'S ATTENTION TO THE RICHES AROUND THEM.

"I PERCEIVE THIS ASPECT OF HERITAGE EDUCATION AS AN IMPORTANT FIELD. WITH MUCH POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT," HE POINTED OUT.

MR CHUI ALSO ENCOURAGED YUEN LONG RESIDENTS TO JOIN AS FAR AS POSSIBLE WITH THE EFFORTS OF THE ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS OFFICE TO PRESERVE VALUABLE HISTORICAL BUILDINGS IN THE DISTRICT SINCE THIS WOULD BE OF GREAT LONG-TERM BENEFIT TO THE PEOPLE OF YUEN LONG AND OF HONG KONG AS A WHOLE.

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THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE’S TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT <TCUI RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 2,278 COMPLAINTS DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1988-89, AN INCREASE OF' 22 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH THE FIGURE IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER.

ACCORDING TO A TCU REPORT RELEASED TODAY (SATURDAY), COMPLAINTS ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES WHICH NUMBERED 1,013 OR ABOUT 4(5 PER CENT OF ALL THE COMPLAINTS RECEIVED WERE STILL THE LARGEST SINGLE GROUP OF COMPLAINTS HANDLED BY TCU.

REGARDING THE ADEQUACY OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE, 179 COMPLAINTS WERE RECEIVED.

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THEY AROSE FROM PROPOSALS TO INCREASE THE EXISTING FREQUENCY OF SERVICE OR TO INTRODUCE NEW ROUTES AND EXTEND EXISTING ROUTES.

THERE WERE 29 COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE BUS SERVICE ON HONG KONG ISLAND WHICH WERE MAINLY ABOUT INADEQUATE FREQUENCIES IN SUBURBAN ROUTES.

THE 84 COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE ADEQUACY OF BUS SERVICE IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES WERE MAINLY ABOUT BUSES SERVING NEW TERRITORIES’ NEW TOWNS.

COMPLAINTS CONCERNING THE STANDARD OF SERVICE OF THE VARIOUS MODES OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT MADE UP 817 CASES OR 78 PER CENT OF THE CASES INVOLVING PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES.

THESE COMPLAINTS WERE TAKEN UP INDIVIDUALLY WITH THE TRANSPORT OPERATORS CONCERNED OR THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT ERRATIC BUS SERVICE ON HONG KONG ISLAND WERE MAINLY DIRECTED AT BUS ROUTES SERVING SOUTHERN DISTRICT.

IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES, COMPLAINTS ABOUT BUSES NOT KEEPING TO SCHEDULED FREQUENCY WERE MAINLY LEVELLED AT EXTERNAL BUS ROUTES IN WEST KOWLOON AND THE NEW TOWNS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

REGARDING GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES, THE MAIN COMPLAINTS WERE MISCONDUCT OF DRIVERS, NOT ADHERING TO APPROVED SCHEDULE AND INADEQUATE FREQUENCIES.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT TAXI SERVICE RECEIVED BY TCU IN THE QUARTER ROSE BY 21 PER CENT TO 404 CASES AS COMPARED WITH 334 CASES RECORDED IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER.

AS IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER, MOST OF THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT TAXI SERVICE WERE CONCERNED WITH MALPRACTICES AND MISCONDUCT OF TAXI DRIVERS, NAMELY DRIVERS REFUSING HIRE OR SOLICITING PASSENGERS, NOT TAKING THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE I NG, FAILING TO DRIVE TO DESTINATIONS AND OVERCHARGING.

WITH EFFECT FROM MAY I I , THE TCU ADOPTED A NEW ARRANGEMENT ON TAXI COMPLAINTS WHEREBY A COMPLAINANT WOULD BE ASKED WHETHER HE OR SHE WAS WILLING TO BE CONTACTED BY THE POLICE AND BE A WITNESS BEFOFE THE CASE WAS REFERRED TO THE POLICE BY THE UNIT. ■

AS REGARDS THE RAIL TRANSPORT, THERE WERE 72 COMPLAINTS COMPARED WITH 37 CASES IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER. THEY WERE RELATED TO THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY, MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY AND HONGKONG TRAMWAYS.

COMPLAINTS ON ROUTES OPERATED BY THE HONG KONG YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY TOTALLED 16 CASES IN THE QUARTER UNDER REVIEW.

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THERE WERE SEVEN COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE STAR FERRY COMPANY LIMITED.

THE MAIN AREAS OF COMPLAINT WERE ADEQUACY OF SERVICE, REGULARITY OF SERVICE AND PASSENGER FACILITIES.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT ROAD CONGESTION TOTALLED 279 CASES, 63 CASES ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 113 CASES IN KOWLOON, 59 CASES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND 44 CASES IN TUNNEL AREAS.

FACTORS WHICH WERE ATTRIBUTABLE TO ROAD CONGESTION INCLUDED LOADING AND UNLOADING ACTIVITIES AT KERBSIDE, TRAFFIC ENGINEERING MATTERS, INADEQUATE ROAD CAPACITY AND ROAD WORKS.

OF ALL CASES CONCERNING VEHICLES OBSTRUCTION CAUSING CONGESTION, NINE CASES OR 20 PER CENT AND 14 CASES OR 31 PER CENT WERE DIRECTED AT LORRIES AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES RESPECTIVELY.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES ROSE FROM 121 TO 132.

THE MAJOR AREAS OF CONCERN WERE TRAFFIC LIGHT PHASING AND TRAFFIC LANE ARRANGEMENT AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

COMPLAINTS CONCERNING THE MAINTENANCE OF ROADS AND ROAD FURNITURE HAD INCREASED FROM 131 CASES IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER TO 220 THIS QUARTER.

THE MAJOR AREAS OF COMPLAINT WERE DEFECTIVE ROAD SURFACES, MALFUNCTIONED TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND DAMAGED TRAFFIC SIGNS/AIDS.

THE NUMBER OF TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CASES STOOD AT 389, AN INCREASE OF 98 CASES WHEN COMPARED WITH THE FIGURES IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER. THESE CASES INCLUDED COMPLAINTS ON FIXED PENALTY TICKETS FORMERLY CATEGORISED UNDER "MISCELLANEOUS".

THESE WERE MAINLY RELATED TO COMPLAINTS ON FIXED PENALTY TICKETS, REQUESTS FOR ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST ILLEGAL PARKING, ABANDONED VEHICLES AND OTHER TRAFFIC OFFENCES.

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SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO RESUME TO 11 U.K. CITIES * » « *

AIR MAIL SERVICE FOR LETTERS AND PARCELS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM IS STILL SUSPENDED BECAUSE MANY OF THE POST OFFICES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM REMAIN CLOSED NOTWITHSTANDING THE ENDING OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION.

THE POST OFFICE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT HONG KONG’S SPEEDPOST WILL RETURN TO FULL SERVICE FOR 11 MAJOR CITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

WITH EFFECT FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19), CUSTOMERS CAN, IN ADDITION TO DOCUMENTS AND BUSINESS PAPERS, SEND SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE TO THESE CITIES USING SPEEDPOST.

THE RESUMPTION OF FULL SPEEDPOST DELIVERY SERVICE TO THE 11 MAJOR CITIES IS ACHIEVED THROUGH THE USE OF PRIVATE COMPANIES.

THE MAJOR CITIES ARE:

BIRMINGHAM LONDON

BRISTOL MANCHESTER

EDINBURGH NEWCASTLE

GLASGOW NOTTINGHAM

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LIVERPOOL

POST OFFICE CUSTOMERS WILL BE FURTHER ADVISED AS SOON AS THE SITUATION RETURNS TO NORMAL.

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SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS SOLD BY AUCTION » * t * *

FORTY SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE PUT UP FOR AUCTION THIS MORNING (SATURDAY) FOR A TOTAL OF $1,101,500 WHICH WILL GO TO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY PURPOSES.

THE AUCTION, HELD AT THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL, SAW THE REGISTRATION NUMBER DT 1 FETCH THE HIGHEST PRICE OF $160,000.

ANOTHER NUMBER BW7777 AND BB1000 WERE SOLD AT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF $70,000 WHILE THE LOWEST PRICE WAS $6,000 EACH FOR AV750, DW3200 AND AB3929.

/FOLLOWING ARE........

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1988

FOLLOWING ARE THE RESULTS OF TODAY’S AUCTION:

$ $ $ $

AC132 30,000 DW328 65,000 AA205 19,000 DW7 47 24,000

DW798 21,000 DV9333 10,000 DW8788 20,000 CL861 10,000

BJ568 8,000 DW32OO 6,000 DW7777 70,000 DW128 40,000

DV1687 7,500 DD89 65,000 AQ192 8,000 AB9876 10,000

DT8338 55,000 DW118 43,000 DW289 10,000 DTI 160,000

AV750 6,000 HK949 40,000 DW728 12,000 DW1328 23,000

AA3339 22,000 DV8892 12,000 DW860 9,000 DX500 35,000

DV508 7,000 CA8768 12,000 BB1000 70,000 AC233 41,000

DW1832 14,000 DW1221 12,000 DW133 14,000 DW8886 30,000

DR656 16,000 AB3929 6,000 DV3828 8,000 DW911 31,000

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS ! WERE 1 REQUIRED TO PAY BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY

AFTER THE BIDDING.

THE NUMBERS AUCTIONED WILL BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE DATE OF AUCTION.

TODAY’S SALE, THE 129TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973, BROUGHT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR CHARITY REALISED SO FAR TO $63,986,632.

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VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION FOR PRIVATE ELDERLY HOMES ♦ » * » »

A VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION SCHEME FOR PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM NEXT MONTH.

DETAILS OF THE SYSTEM WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

IT WILL BE CHAIRED BY MR ALFRED CHUI, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (FAMILY WELFARE) AND MRS ELEANOR LAU, SENIOR SOCIAL WORK OFFICER (ELDERLY/REGISTRATION).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION FOR PRIVATE ELDERLY HOMES TO BE HELD ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) AT 2.30 PM AT THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT CONFERENCE ROOM, WORLD TRADE CENTRE, 22/F, 280 GLOUCESTER ROAD, HONG KONG.

RADIO AND TELEVISION CREWS ARE REQUESTED TO ARRIVE EARLY TO SET UP THEIR EQUIPMENT.

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ACTIVITIES FOR ELDERLY IN KWAI TSING DISTRICT

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THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT RESPECT THE ELDERLY WORKING GROUP WILL ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF ITS ANNUAL ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES A SCHEME OFFERING CONCESSIONARY FARES TO SENIOR RESIDENTS FOR TRAVEL IN THE DISTRICT.

OPERATING UNDER THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT RESPECT THE ELDERLY WORKING GROUP IS FUNDED WITH AN ALLOCATION OF $57,000 FROM THE BOARD AND $20,000 IN SPONSORSHIP FOR ORGANISING ACTIVITIES THIS YEAR.

ATTENDING THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING GROUP, MR ANDREW CHAN KONG-WING, (’HAIRMAN OF THE COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, MR LI CHI-FAI, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD BY THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT RESPECT THE ELDERLY WORKING GROUP ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING (NEXT TO KWAI HING MTR STATION), KWAI CHUNG. THE CONFERENCE WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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SINGING CONTEST TO PUBLICISE ANTI-TRIAD MESSAGE

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THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE AND THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL OF YAU MA TEI ARE ORGANISING A SINGING CONTEST TO PUBLICISE THE ANTI-TRIAD MESSAGE AND TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO CULTIVATE HEALTHY HOBBIES.

THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO AMATEUR AND THOSE WHO HAVE NOT WON ANY PRIZES IN OTHER OPEN SINGING COMPETITIONS. PARTICIPANTS CAN CHOOSE THEIR OWN SONGS.

TROPHIES AND GIFTS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNER AND RUNNERS-UP AS WELL AS THE CONTESTANT WITH THE BEST STAGE PERFORMANCE.

THE FINAL OF THE CONTEST WILL BE HELD IN KO SHAN THEATRE IN THE EVENING OF DECEMBER 4.

/ENROLMENT FORMS .......

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ENROLMENT FORMS FOR THE CONTEST ARE AVAILABLE AT YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICE AT 490 NATHAN ROAD AND TSIM SHA TSUI SUB-OFFICE AT 40 CARNARVON ROAD UNTIL OCTOBER 15.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 3-322716 OR 3-661908.

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PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE FORTHCOMING 25TH SCHOOLS DANCE FESTIVAL TO BE JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG SCHOOLS SPORTS COUNCILS.

THERE WILL BE THE LOWER PRIMARY SECTION FOR PRIMARY 1 TO 3 STUDENTS, THE UPPER PRIMARY SECTION FOR PRIMARY 4 TO 6 STUDENTS, SECONDARY SECTION FOR ALL SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND SPECIAL SCHOOLS SECTION FOR STUDENTS OF PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, BLIND, DEAF, MALADJUSTED AND SOCIALLY DEPRIVED.

THE FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE WESTERN FOLK AND NATIONAL DANCE, WESTERN DANCE DRAMA, CHINESE DANCE, CHINESE DANCE DRAMA, ORIENTAL DANCE (DANCES OF EAST AND SOUTH-EAST ASIA WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CHINESE DANCES) AND CREATIVE DANCE.

OVERALL CHALLENGE AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED RESPECTIVELY TO THE CHAMPION, FIRST RUNNERS-UP AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP TO THREE SECONDARY AND THREE PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE OBTAINED THE HIGHEST TOTAL SCORES IN THEIR BEST FOUR DANCES.

HONOURS AWARD, HIGHLY COMMANDED AWARDS AND A COMMENDED AWARD CERTIFICATES WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED TO PARTICIPATING TEAMS WHICH OBTAIN THE SCORES SPECIFIED BY THE ORGANISERS.

THE FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE CLEMENTI MIDDLE SCHOOL IN HONG KONG, THE H.K.S.Y.C.&I. ASSOCIATION WONG TAI SHAN MEMORIAL COLLEGE IN NAM CHEONG STREET IN KOWLOON, AND TSUEN WAN GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE NEW TERRITORIES BETWEEN JANUARY 4 AND 18 NEXT YEAR.

SCHOOLS COMMENDED IN THE FESTIVAL WILL BE INVITED TO PERFORM AT THE WINNERS PERFORMANCES AND PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL AND SHA TIN TOWN HALL IN MARCH AND APRIL NEXT YEAR UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL.

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JUNK BAY LOT FOR SALE BY TENDER

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THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING FOR SALE BY TENDER A LOT OF ABOUT 2.24 HECTARES IN JUNK BAY.

THE LOT AT AREA 28 IS FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL (EXCLUDING GODOWN) PURPOSES UNDER THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME.

THE BUILDING COVENANT SPECIFIES THAT GROSS FLOOR AREA FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES SHALL NOT EXCEED 129,600 SQUARE METRES AND GROSS FLOOR AREA FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL (EXCLUDING RESIDENTIAL AND GODOWN) PURPOSES SHALL NOT EXCEED 1,660 SQUARE METRES.

THE NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL FLATS DEVELOPED SHALL NOT BE FEWER THAN 2,300 NOR MORE THAN 2,400.

THE LEASE IS FOR A TERM OF YEARS COMMENCING FROM THE DATE OF AGREEMENT AND EXPIRING ON JUNE 30, 2047.

CLOSING DATE FOR ACCEPTANCE OF TENDER IS NOT LATER THAN NOON ON NOVEMBER 11.

FORM OF TENDER, TENDER NOTICE, AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES KOWLOON AND DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES OF SHA TIN, TAI PO, NORTH, YUEN LONG, TSUEN WAN, KWAI TSING, TURN MUN, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS.

THE TENDER PLAN MAY ALSO BE INSPECTED AT THESE OFFICES.

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THE POST OFFICE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE POSTFAX SERVICE, A JOINT POST OFFICE AND CABLE AND WIRELESS (HK) LTD. PUBLIC FACSIMILE SERVICE, WILL BE EXTENDED TO THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

POSTFAX ITEMS FOR THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES WHICH ARE HANDED IN AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE BEFORE 6 PM WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE ADDRESSEES ON THE SAME DAY.

DOCUMENTS (HANDWRITTEN OR TYPED), DRAWINGS AND DIAGRAMS UP TO A4 SIZE MAY BE SENT BY POSTFAX. THEY WILL BE HANDLED WITH CARE AND IN CONFIDENCE.

/THE CHARGES........

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THE CHARGES FOR THE SERVICE TO THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES WILL BE:

’’SHORT MESSAGE” FACILITY *65

FOR THE FIRST SIDE OF AN A4 DOCUMENT *80

FOR EACH SUBSEQUENT A4 SIDE SENT TO THE SAME ADDRESSEE AT THE SAME TIME *30

POSTFAX SERVICE TO YUGOSLAVIA CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO LJUBLJANA, MARIBOR AND SLOVENIA WILL ALSO BE EXTENDED ON THE SAME DAY TO ZEQRAB AND THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF CROATIA (POSTAL CODES 41000 - 59000).

THE SERVICE STANDARD AND POSTFAX CHARGES WILL BE THE SAME.

CUSTOMERS WISHING TO MAKE USE OF THIS SERVICE CAN HAND IN THEIR DOCUMENTS AT ANY ONE OF THE 30 ACCEPTANCE POST OFFICES OR THE TWO CABLE AND WIRELESS SALES OFFICES AT EXCHANGE SQUARE AND HERMES HOUSE.

POSTFAX NOW OFFERS HIGH-SPEED FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION BETWEEN HONG KONG AND 76 COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD.

ALL THE IMPORTANT TRADING PARTNERS OF HONG KONG SUCH AS THE U.S.A., THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, CHINA, JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA, ARE INCLUDED IN THE SERVICE NETWORK.

POSTFAX IS KNOWN AS THE FASTEST MAIL ON EARTH BECAUSE IT ONLY TAKES A FEW HOURS FOR A MESSAGE TO BE DELIVERED ABROAD. IT IS ALREADY ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST PUBLIC ELECTRONIC MAIL SERVICES.

FOR SPEEDIER TRANSMISSION AND AT NO EXTRA COST, FACSIMILE MACHINE OWNERS IN HONG KONG CAN FAX THEIR MESSAGES TO THE POST OFFICE UNDER SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR ONWARD TRANSMISSION TO ADDRESSEES ABROAD WHO DO NOT HAVE THEIR OWN FACSIMILE EQUIPMENT.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE MAY POSTFAX MANAGER ON 5-8471148.

BE OBTAINED

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MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TRAFFIC ISLAND AT THE JUNCTION OF YEE ON STREET AND TUNG MING STREET IN KWUN TONG, THE STRAIGHT-AHEAD TRAFFIC MOVEMENT FROM THE SECTION OF YEE ON STREET WEST OF TUNG MING STREET TO THE SECTION BAST OF TUNG MING STREET WILL BE BANNED FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY \( SEPTEMBER 20).

MOTORISTS ON YEE ON STREET WEST OF TUNG MING STREET HEADING FOR HONG NING ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED VIA TUNG MING STREET, NGAU TAU KOK ROAD BEFORE REJOINING HONG NING ROAD.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WAN CHAI

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN WAN CHAI FROM 8 PM TO 7 AM THE NEXT DAY ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) AND TUESDAY TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORK.

MARSH ROAD FLYOVER SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN HUNG HING ROAD AND LOCKHART ROAD AND MARSH ROAD BETWEEN JAFFE ROAD AND LOCKHART ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

VEHICLES ON HUNG HING ROAD HEADING FOR LOCKHART ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED VIA FLEMING ROAD FLYOVER WHILE THOSE ON LOCKHART ROAD AND MARSH ROAD NORTHBOUND HEADING FOR GLOUCESTER ROAD WESTBOUND CAN TRAVEL VIA CANAL ROAD WEST.

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FRESH WATER CUT IN YAU YAT CHUEN

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN YAU YAT CHUEN, KOWLOON, WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) TO FACILITATE WATER WORKS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT THE AREA BOUNDED BY TAT CHEE AVENUE, BEGONIA ROAD, ROSE STREET, CASSIA ROAD, MAGNOLIA ROAD, MARIGOLD ROAD, OSMANTHUS ROAD, DIANTHUS ROAD AND FA PO STREET.

IN ADDITION, FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN KOWLOON TONG WILL ALSO BE CUT OFF FROM 10 PM ON MONDAY TO 7 AM ON TUESDAY FOR WATER WORKS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT THE AREA BOUNDED BY WATERLOO ROAD, CORNWALL STREET, KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY TRACK AND YORK ROAD; EDE ROAD, WARWICK ROAD, BEACON HILL ROAD, KAM SHING ROAD, 300-330 JUNCTION ROAD AND KOWLOON TONG MTR STATION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL.. 5-8428777

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LANDSCAPE STRATEGY FOR METROPLAN ........................... 1

NEW REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON ........... 2

MORE SOPHISTICATION NEEDED IN PLASTICS PRODUCTION .......... 2

MORE OPPORTUNITIES -TO JOIN EDUCATION WALKS ................ 4

SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN CENTRES FOR ELDERLY .................. 5

SEPARATE DRIVING TEST FOR LIGHT GOODS VEHICLE UNDER CONSIDERATION .............................................. 7

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WORLD MARITIME DAY ......................................... 8

HOUSEHOLD VISITS TO BOOST VOTER REGISTRATION ............... 8

KOWLOON CITY DB COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW ................... 9

MOON FESTIVAL HOLIDAY REMINDER ............................. 10

HOLIDAY MAIL DELIVERY ...................................... 10

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN IN MONG KOK............. 11

CLEAN COMPETITIONS FOR SHA TIN ............................ 11

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS DRAFT PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROGRAMME ... 12

ENTRIES INVITED FOR SAI KUNG ATHLETIC MEET ................ 13

COMPETITION TO DISCOVER DANCING TALENT .................... 13

STUDENTS WANTED FOR INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SCHEME.............. 14

INTERRUPTIONS TO WATER SUPPLY ............................. 16

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1988

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LANDSCAPE STRATEGY FOR METROPLAN ♦ » ♦ ♦ ♦

FOUR FIRMS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONED TO PREPARE CONCEPT STUDIES FOR 12 MAJOR SITES WITHIN THE URBAN AREA AS PART OF THE LANDSCAPE STRATEGY FOR METROPLAN, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LANDS AND WORKS BRANCH ANNOUNCED TODAY (SUNDAY).

GOVERNMENT TOWN PLANNER, DR E.G. PRYOR, OF THE BRANCH’S STRATEGIC PLANNING UNIT, WHO SIGNED THE $240,000 AGREEMENTS, SAID THE FIRMS WOULD HAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER TO SUBMIT THEIR CONCEPT STUDIES.

THE FIRMS ARE BCP HK LTD., BELT COLLINS HK LTD., TEAM 73 HK AND SHANKLAND COX LTD.

DR PRYOR EXPLAINED THAT ALTHOUGH LANDSCAPE STRATEGIES HAVE BEEN PREPARED FOR EACH OF THE NEW TOWNS IN HONG KONG, NO LANDSCAPE STRATEGY HAS YET BEEN PREPARED FOR THE URBAN AREA.

THE FIRST STAGE OF THE LANDSCAPE STRATEGY COVERS THE URBAN FRINGE AND REMAINING RURAL AREAS, NATURAL LANDSCAPE FEATURES AND COASTLINE WITHIN THE METROPOLITAN AREA.

THE MAIN ISSUES HERE INCLUDE THE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE URBAN FRINGE WITH ALL SUITABLE AREAS BEING DEVELOPED FOR PUBLIC RECREATION AND AMENITY USE, THE REINSTATEMENT AND AFTERUSE OF DEGRADED LANDSCAPE SUCH AS QUARRIES AND CONTROL TTPS AND THE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG ISLAND SOUTH AS A RECREATION ZONE.

THE SECOND STAGE OF THE LANDSCAPE STRATEGY CONCENTRATES ON THE URBAN AREA AND ISSUES SUCH AS URBAN RENEWAL, PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE WATERFRONT AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE, THE RETENTION OF PRINCIPAL VIEWS TO THE HARBOUR AND THE HILLS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FRAMEWORK OF OPEN SPACES THROUGHOUT THE URBAN AREA.

IN ORDER TO ILLUSTRATE CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE METROPLAN LANDSCAPE STRATEGY, A NUMBER OF SITES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR INITIAL LANDSCAPE STUDIES.

"THESE SITES ARE LOCATED EITHER ON THE URBAN FRINGE, ON AREAS OF DEGRADED LANDSCAPE OR ON PROMINENT RURAL SITES.

"WITHIN THE KOWLOON PENINSULA, SITES ARE LOCATED AT TSI NG YI, DIAMOND HILL, JORDAN VALLEY, NORTH KOWLOON FOOTHILLS, MA YAU TONG, LEI YUE MUN AND SAI TSO WAN.

"ON HONG KONG ISLAND, SITES ARE LOCATED AT MOUNT BUTLER, HAPPY VALLEY, DEEP WATER BAY, MIDDLE ISLAND/CHUNG HOM WAN AND TAJ I AM WAN," DR PRYOR SAID.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1988

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NEW REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON

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MR DAVID LAN HONG-TSUNG WILL OFFICIALLY TAKE UP HIS APPOINTMENT AS REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 20), A CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY (SUNDAY).

MR LAN SUCCEEDS MR BRIAN CHAU TAK-HAY, WHO WILL SHORTLY TAKE UP HIS APPOINTMENT AS SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE.

MR LAN JOINED THE CIVIL SERVICE IN 1961 AND WAS APPOINTED AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN AUGUST 1966.

HE HAS SERVED IN A NUMBER OF BRANCHES AND DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING THE FORMER ESTABLISHMENT AND HOME AFFAIRS BRANCHES, THE FORMER RESETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, AS WELL AS THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

MORE RECENTLY HE HAS ALSO SERVED AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOUSING (1981-84), DEPUTY POSTMASTER GENERAL (1984-86), DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT (1986-87) AND BECAME DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION IN JUNE 1987.

HE WAS PROMOTED TO HIS PRESENT RANK OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE B IN APRIL 1981.

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MORE SOPHISTICATION NEEDED IN PLASTICS PRODUCTION » ♦ * * ♦

HONG KONG PLASTIC PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS WILL HAVE TO BECOME MORE SOPHISTICATED IN MARKETING AND SALES, IMPROVE PLANNING, AND REALISE THAT MOST BUYERS ARE NOT JUST INTERESTED IN THE LOWEST COST -BUT IN PRODUCT QUALITY AT A REASONABLE PRICE.

THESE ARE AMONG THE FINDINGS OF A NEW REPORT ON OVERSEAS MARKET ANALYSIS FOR HONG KONG’S PLASTIC PRODUCTS..

THE REPORT HAS BEEN PREPARED BY SRI INTERNATIONAL AND WAS

COMMISSIONED BY THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT.

/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1988

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR PETER BOURTON, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT THE CONSULTANT’S FINDINGS HAD BEEN STUDIED BY AN EXPERT COMMITTEE OF THE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT BOARD, WHICH WOULD PRESENT ITS RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

SRI STATES IN THE REPORT THAT IT USED A RANGE OF FACTORS TO ARRIVE AT A RANKING OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR HONG KONG PLASTICS PRODUCERS. THIS RESULTED AS FOLLOWS:

HIGHEST PRIORITY: TOYS SMALL APPLIANCES TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS PLASTIC FURNITURE

MEDIUM PRIORITY : HOUSEWARES AUTOMOTIVE PARTS & ACCESSORIES SPORTING A RECREATION EQUIPMENT

LOWER PRIORITY : LUGGAGE AND BUSINESS CASES MEDICAL PRODUCTS OTHER PRODUCTS (BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL/COMMERICAL, AND MECHANICAL)

THE REPORT STATES THAT AS A RESULT OF THE DEVALUATION OF THE DOLLAR AND THE INCREASING SOPHISTICATION OF HONG KONG PRODUCTS THERE ARE EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPE.

JAPAN OFFERS PROMISING POTENTIAL BOTH AS A MARKET AND FOR JOINT VENTURE OPERATORS.

HONG KONG COMPANIES WILL HAVE, HOWEVER, TO BECOME MORE SOPHISTICATED IN MARKETING AND SALES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.

THE SURVEY SHOWS THAT MANY HONG KONG COMPANIES PRIMARILY EMPHASISE EFFORTS TO REDUCE PRODUCT COSTS, WHEREAS THE MARKET ANALYSIS SHOWS THAT MOST BUYERS ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT PRODUCT QUALITY AT A REASONABLE, BUT NOT NECESSARILY THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICE.

THE REPORT STATES THAT COMPETITION IS INTENSE IN ALL GEOGRAPHIC AREAS; THEREFORE, TO GROW AND PROSPER, COMPANIES MUST DO MANY THINGS WELL, ESPECIALLY OVERALL BUSINESS PLANNING.

THE STUDY IS ONE OF A SERIES UNDERTAKEN BY THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR INDUSTRIAL POLICY PLANNING PURPOSES. COPIES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GPO, AT A COST OF $35.

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MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO JOIN EDUCATION WALKS » K.» » *

THE POPULAR ANNUAL COUNTRYSIDE EDUCATION WALK SCHEME WILL PROVIDE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERESTED STUDENTS AND PEOPLE WHO ENJOY THE OUTDOORS TO FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT, HONG KONG’S COUNTRYSIDE IN THE NEXT SEVEN MONTHS.

STARTING FROM OCTOBER 1, GUIDED WALKS WILL BE ORGANISED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AT 13 LOCATIONS FOR SCHOOLS AND INTERESTED GROUPS OF 30-40 PARTICIPANTS.

THOSE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE SCHEME - THE SIXTH SINCE 1983 -ARE INVITED TO MAKE ADVANCE BOOKINGS BY TELEPHONING THE DEPARTMENT’S CONSERVATION EDUCATION UNIT AT 3-7332121.

ANNOUNCING THE 1988 SCHEME TODAY (SUNDAY), THE DEPARTMENT’S SENIOR CONSERVATION OFFICER, MR M.K. CHEUNG, SAID THE SCHEME HAD BREN SO POPULAR IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAD GREAT DIFFICULTY IN SATISFYING THE DEMAND. AS A RESULT, MANY APPLICANTS HAD TO BE LEFT OUT.

IN ORDER TO CATER FOR MORE PARTICIPANTS, THE WALK PROGRAMME HAS BEEN RE-ARRANGED TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SESSIONS FOR NINE OF THE 13 WALK ACTIVITIES.

MR CHEUNG SAID: "THE SCHEME AIMS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS AND PARK VISITORS WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THE COUNTRYSIDE ENVIRONMENT AND TO INCREASE THEIR AWARENESS OF THE NEED FOR CONSERVATION."

THE 13 LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE HONG KONG HERBARIUM, SHING MUN ARBORETUM, SAI KUNG COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE, TAI TONG FOREST NURSERY, TAI PO KAU NATURE RESERVE AND THE MOST POPULAR COUNTRY PARKS ON HONG KONG ISLAND, ON LANTAU ISLAND AND IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE SHING MUN ARBORETUM, SAI KUNG COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE AND TAI TONG FOREST NURSERY WERE FIRSTLY INCLUDED IN THE WALK PROGRAMME LAST YEAR AND HAVE SCORED THE SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH IN POPULARITY AFTER THE HONG KONG HERBARIUM WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED 100 YEARS AGO. AND NOW HAS A COLLECTION OF OVER 30,000 LOCAL AND SOUTH CHINA PLANT SPECIMENS.

"EACH GUIDED WALK WILL LAST FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS DURING WHICH PARTICIPANTS WILL BE BRIEFED ON PLANTS AND ANIMALS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, TREE PLANTATIONS AND THEIR PROTECTION, LANDSCAPE AND LOCAL FEATURES, TREE NURSERY AND COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVATION WORK," MR CHEUNG SAID.

HE SAID THAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE OF PRIMARY 4 STANDARD OR ABOVE AND THE NUMBER ADMITTED PER VISIT WOULD BE RESTRICTED TO 40.

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WITH THE EXCEPTION OF VISITS TO TAI TONG FOREST NURSERY, SAI KUNG COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE, SHING MUN ARBORETUM AND HONG KONG HERBARIUM, ALL EDUCATION WALKS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS FROM 10 AM TO 12 NOON AND FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM.

VISITS TO TAI TONG FOREST NURSERY ARE SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAYS ONLY WHILE VISITS TO SAI KUNG COUNTRY PARK WILL BE ARRANGED FROM MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS EXCEPT TUESDAYS. GUIDED VISITS TO THE SHING MUN ARBORETUM AND HONG KONG HERBARIUM ARE CONDUCTED ON THURSDAY MORNINGS AND SATURDAY MORNINGS ONLY.

AFTER PRELIMINARY BOOKINGS BY TELEPHONE, APPLICANTS SHOULD CONFIRM THEIR BOOKINGS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BY COMPLETING A BOOKING FORM AVAILABLE FROM THE AFD CONSERVATION EDUCATION UNIT ON 14TH FLOOR, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 393, CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON, MR CHEUNG SAID, ADDING THAT THE ALLOCATION OF PLACES WILL BE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

THE COUNTRYSIDE EDUCATION WALKS SCHEME HAS RECEIVED OVERWHELMING PUBLIC RESPONSE WITH A TOTAL OF 57,800 PEOPLE FROM 1,886 SCHOOLS AND ORGANISED GROUPS PARTICIPATING LN THE LAST FIVE YEARS. THE HIGHEST ANNUAL FIGURE WAS RECORDED LAST YEAR WITH 18,230 PARTICIPANTS FROM 690 GROUPS.

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THERE HAVE BEEN MARKED GROWTH AND CHANGES IN THE NUMBER AND THE SERVICE CONTENT OF CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY SINCE SUCH CENTRES BECAME A SUBVENTED SERVICE IN 1979, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (FAMILY WELFARE), MR ALFRED CHUI WING-MAN, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HENG ON SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY OPERATED BY THE HONG KONG - MACAO CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS IN HENG ON ESTATE, SHA TIN.

IN TERMS OF NUMBER, HE SAID, IT HAD INCREASED FROM 13 IN APRIL 1979 TO THE PRESENT 95 SOCIAL CENTRES AND 14 MULTI-SERVICE CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY WITH A TOTAL REGISTERED MEMBERSHIP OF 37,000.

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MR CHUI NOTED THAT IN ADDITION TO RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, SERVICES WERE NOW ALSO PROVIDED TO ASSIST THE ELDERLY TO SPEND THEIR LEISURE MORE MEANINGFULLY, TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE PART IN COMMUNITY LIFE TO IMPROVE THEIR INTER-PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS.

OTHER SERVICES ALSO HELP THE ELDERLY KEEP IN TOUCH WITH SOCIETY SO THAT THEY WOULD BE IN A BETTER POSITION TO COPE WITH SOCIAL CHANGES AND PERSONAL PROBLEMS AS WELL AS TO WIDEN THEIR VISION AND TO EXERCISE THEIR POTENTIALS.

"THE SIZE OF A CENTRE HAS BEEN INCREASED TO 169 SQUARE METRES WHILE IN STAFF ESTABLISHMENT, THE CENTRE SUPERVISOR HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A TRAINED SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT," HE ADDED.

"AS THERE WAS EXPANSION IN BOTH SPACE AND MANNING, THE PLANNING RATIO HAS ALSO BEEN CHANGED TO ONE CENTRE PER 30,000 POPULATION AND THE SUBVENTION FOR EACH CENTRE, EXCLUDING RENT AND RATES, HAS REACHED SOME #190,000 PER ANNUM," HE SAID.

ORIGINALLY, THE PLANNING RATIO WAS ONE CENTRE PER 20,000 POPULATION WHILE THE STANDARD SIZE OF A CENTRE WAS 97 SQUARE METRES AND THE STAFF ESTABLISHMENT COMPRISED ONLY A WELFARE WORKER AND A WORKMAN.

THE AVERAGE SUBVENTION IN A YEAR WAS ABOUT $50,000 EXCLUDING RENT AND RATES.

MR CHUI ADDED THAT STARTING FROM THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR, FUNDS WOULD BE ALLOCATED TO AGENCIES CONCERNED TO SET UP AN ADDITIONAL POST OF CO-ORDINATOR AT THE SENIOR SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT RANK TO SUPERVISE SIX CENTRES.

"ALL THESE ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY ARE NOT ONLY DUE TO THE ONGOING IMPROVEMENTS IN POLICY, BUT ALSO ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE CO-OPERATION AND THE SUPPORT OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN THEIR DIRECT PARTICIPATION IN THE PROVISION OF SERVICE," HE SAID.

MR CHUI NOTED THAT THERE HAD ALSO BEEN IMPROVEMENTS IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE, NAMELY THE INTRODUCTION OF A HIGHER DISABILITY ALLOWANCE AND THE EXPANSION OF THE OLD AGE ALLOWANCE SCHEME.

CONCLUDING, HE COMMENDED THE AGENCY FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES IN HONG KONG OVER THE PAST 40 YEARS.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1988

SEPARATE DRIVING TEST FOR LIGHT GOODS VEHICLE UNDER CONSIDERATION

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IS CONSIDERING INTRODUCING A SEPARATE LIGHT GOODS VEHICLE DRIVING TEST, THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR JAMES SO SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

MR SO WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY TO MARK THE DELIVERY OF 75 NEW CARS TO THE HONG KONG SCHOOL OF MOTORING (HKSM) FOR THE TRAINING OF DRIVERS.

ALTHOUGH THE PROPOSAL, WHICH WAS BEING CONSIDERED ON THE ADVICE OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WAS STILL UNDER ACTIVE CONSIDERATION, MR SO SAID: "IT IS CLEAR THAT WE NEED ASSISTANCE FROM THE HKSM - AND INDEED, FROM ALL DRIVING INSTRUCTORS - IF WE ARE TO MAKE IT A SUCCESS."

MR SO ALSO SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS PRESENTLY CONSIDERING THE INTRODUCTION OF COMPULSORY OFF-STREET TRAINING FOR LEARNER MOTOR CYCLISTS BEFORE THEY WERE ALLOWED ON A ROAD.

"I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE ADVICE TH^T WE HAVE RECEIVED ON THIS MATTER FROM THE HKSM, AND LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUED LIAISON AND CO-OPERATION IN THIS AREA," HE ADDED.

THE COMMISSIONER PAID TRIBUTE TO THE HKSM FOR ITS CONTRIBUTIONS IN PROMOTING ROAD SAFETY THROUGH ITS ROAD SAFETY SECTION.

"WHEN THE GOVERNMENT SET ASIDE SITES FOR OFF-STREET DRIVER TRAINING IN WONG CHUK HANG AND SHA TIN, WE HOPED THAT LEARNER DRIVERS WOULD APPRECIATE THE ADVANTAGES OF TAKING THEIR EARLY LESSONS OFF-STREET, BOTH IN TERMS OF ROAD SAFETY AND DECREASED TRAFFIC CONGESTION.

"I AM HAPPY TO SEE THAT OUR HOPES HAVE BEEN FULFILLED, AT LEAST IN TERMS OF THE POPULARITY OF THE COURSES ORGANISED BY THE SCHOOL," MR SO SAID.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1988

WORLD MARITIME DAY

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THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION (IMO) HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE CELEBRATION OF WORLD MARITIME DAY IN 1988 IS TO TAKE PLACE DURING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19 TO 23.

THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S WORLD MARITIME DAY, AS APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL OF IMO, IS "SHIPBOARD MANAGEMENT FOR MARITIME SAFETY AND POLLUTION PREVENTION".

ACCORDING TO AN IMO MESSAGE SENT TO ALL MEMBER STATES, THE EMPHASIS WILL BE ON THE MUTUAL AND COMPLEMENTARY ROLE PLAYED BY IMO, BY GOVERNMENTS AND BY SHIPPING COMPANIES AND THEIR SHIPBOARD PERSONNEL IN SEEKING TO EXPAND MARITIME SAFETY AND THE PREVENTION OF MARINE POLLUTION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MARINE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT HONG KONG, AS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF IMO, HAD ALWAYS IMPLEMENTED AND ENFORCED THE NECESSARY TECHNICAL STANDARDS AND MEASURES DEVELOPED BY IMO.

AS STATED IN THE IMO MESSAGE, IT WOULD BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INDUSTRY TO APPLY THOSE MEASURES TO INDIVIDUAL SHIPS, AND THE TASK OF OFFICERS AND CREWS ON BOARD SHIPS TO PUT THE MEASURES INTO OPERATION, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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STAFF OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE WILL CONTINUE THEIR DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS TO HOUSEHOLDS ON LAMMA AND TUNG CHUNG ON LANTAU IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO HELP ELIGIBLE ISLANDERS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

"ISLANDERS AGED 21 OR ABOVE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, WHO ARE PERMANENT HONG KONG RESIDENTS OR WHO HAVE RESIDED IN HONG KONG FOR SEVEN YEARS, ARE ELIGIBLE FOR REGISTRATION," HE SAID.

"THOSE WHO HAVE NOT EXERCISED THEIR CIVIC RIGHT BY SIGNING UP AS ELECTORS COULD DO SO BEFORE THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 30," HE ADDED.

/THE VOTER

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1988

THE VOTER REGISTRATION TEAM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, COMPRISING LIAISON OFFICERS AND COMMUNITY ORGANISERS, HAS BEEN PAYING DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS TO HELP ISLANDERS TO REGISTER SINCE REGISTRATION COMMENCED IN MID-AUGUST.

"THE TEAM HAS VISITED HOUSEHOLDS ON CHEUNG CHAU, PENG CHAU, MUI WO, SOUTH LANTAU AND DISCOVERY BAY AND THE RESPONSE SO FAR HAS BEEN SATISFACTORY," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"THEY HAVE ALSO STATIONED ON BOARD THE FERRIES ON THE OUTLYING ISLANDS ROUTES A FEW MORNINGS TO HELP THE COMMUTERS TO REGISTER," HE SAID.

"ALTHOUGH THE ISLANDS DISTRICT ALREADY HAS THE HIGHEST REGISTRATION RATE AMONG ALL DISTRICTS, 91.7 PER CENT OF THE ESTIMATED ELECTORATE IN 1987, STAFF OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE ARE STILL TRYING TO HELP THE REMAINING ELIGIBLE ISLANDERS TO REGISTER," HE SAID.

HOWEVER, HE REMINDED THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD OR THE URBAN COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEED NOT REGISTER AGAIN, BUT THOSE WHO HAVE CHANGED THEIR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS SHOULD INFORM THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION BY FILLING IN THE FORM.

MEANWHILE, VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE, SUB-OFFICES AT MUI WO AND CHEUNG CHAU, AND THE POST OFFICES IN THE DISTRICT.

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KOWLOON CITY DB COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW ♦ » « » t

MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE WILL MEET TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO DISCUSS APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS TO ORGANISE COMMUNITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES.

THESE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE HONG KONG DANCE FESTIVAL FOR THE ELDERLY, CIVIC FORERUNNERS SCHEME, CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECTS PARTICIPATION SCHEME, DANCE NIGHT 1988 AND A COOKING CONTEST.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD'S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2.15 PM TOMORROW (MONDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141 KAU PU1 LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN.

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MOON FESTIVAL HOLIDAY REMINDER ♦ t » *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THE DAY FOLLOWING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 26 - IS ONE OF THE 11 STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

ALL MANUAL EMPLOYEES AND THOSE NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES EARNING NOT MORE THAN $11,500 A MONTH ARE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAY AND MUST BE PAID FOR THE DAY OFF IF THEY HAVE WORKED CONTINUOUSLY FOR THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY.

HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO AN EMPLOYEE’S EARNINGS ON A NORMAL WORKING DAY AND SHOULD INCLUDE BASIC WAGES AS WELL AS ALLOWANCES THAT CAN BE EXPRESSED IN MONEY TERMS SUCH AS MEALS AND COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCES.

"WHERE THE EARNINGS VARY FROM DAY TO DAY, HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE DAILY EARNINGS DURING EVERY COMPLETE WAGE PERIOD, WHICH COULD BE BETWEEN 28 DAYS TO 31 DAYS PRECEDING THE HOLIDAY,” A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

"IF AN EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO WORK ON A STATUTORY HOLIDAY, HE MUST BE GIVEN AN ALTERNATIVE DAY OFF WITHIN 60 DAYS BEFORE OR AFTER THAT DAY,” HE ADDED.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE AT ANY BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE.

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HOLIDAY MAIL DELIVERY ♦ t ♦ »

THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCES THAT THERE WILL BE ONE MAIL DELIVERY ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (THE DAY FOLLOWING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL).

FORTY-TWO POST OFFICES INCLUDING THE GENERAL POST OFFICE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON CENTRAL AND TS1M SHA TSUI POST OFFICES IN KOWLOON, AND TSUEN WING STREET, SHA TIN CENTRAL AND TAI PO POST OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS FROM 9 AM TO 12 NOON.

DETAILS OF THE 42 POST OFFICES WHICH WILL BE OPEN ON THAT DAY CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY POST OFFICE OR FROM THE POST OFFICE ENQUIRY BUREAU AT 5-231071.

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1988

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN IN MONG KOK

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN IN THE MONG KOK DISTRICT FOR 1988-89, FEATURING ANTI-NOISE POLLUTION AS THE MAIN THEME, WILL BE IN FULL SWING FOLLOWING AN OPENING CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 25.

APART FROM NOISE POLLUTION, THE CAMPAIGN, ORGANISED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD, WILL ALSO FOCUS ON BUILDING MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANLINESS.

A SERIES OF PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING EXHIBITIONS, SEMINARS, VISITS, ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANLINESS FUNCTIONS AND A VARIETY SHOW, WILL BE IN PROGRESS UNTIL FEBRUARY.

IN ORDER TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE NOISE POLLUTION PROBLEM, A SEMINAR WILL BE HELD FOLLOWING THE OPENING CEREMONY, WITH ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTAL REPRESENTATIVES ATTENDING AS GUEST SPEAKERS.

AN EXHIBITION ON NOISE POLLUTION IN GENERAL AND THE PROBLEMS IN MONG KOK IN PARTICULAR WILL BE ON DISPLAY FROM SEPTEMBER 24 TO 30 ON THE BRIDGE BETWEEN PHASES I AND II OF THE ARGYLE CENTRE.

A POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION AND A COLOURING COMPETITION, BOTH ON NOISE POLLUTION, WILL BE HELD FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT.

AS TO ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANLINESS ACTIVITIES, THERE WILL BE THREE COMPETITIONS ON BUILDINGS, STREETS AND MARKET STALLS.

MONG KOK WILL ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN PARADE, AND CONDUCT A YEAR-END CLEAN-UP BEFORE THE LUNAR NEW YEAR.

FUNCTIONS RELATED TO BUILDING MANAGEMENT ARE VISITS TO HOUSING ESTATES AND AN EXHIBITION.

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CLEAN COMPETITIONS FOR SHA TIN

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TWO COMPETITIONS ARE NOW UNDER WAY TO PROMOTE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF PERSONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AMONG RESIDENTS OF SHA TIN.

CIVIC-MINDED WRITERS WITH CREATIVE MIND ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN SHA TIN SLOGAN COMPETITION. CONTESTANTS SHOULD EITHER LIVE, STUDY OR WORK IN SHA TIN.

/THE THIME

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1?88'

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THE THEME SHOULD BE RELATED TO MAINTAINING CLEANLINESS IN HONG KONG. EXTRA CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN TO ENTRIES SUITED TO THE PARTICULAR ENVIRONMENT OF SHA TIN OR HYGIENE IN MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS.

ENTRIES, TOGETHER WITH PERSONAL PARTICULARS, SHOULD REACH SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE ON 6/F, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN BEFORE OCTOBER 8. THERE WILL BE THREE WINNING AND 10 CONSOLATION PRIZES.

MEANWHILE, INVITATION LETTERS HAVE BEEN SENT TO SOME 246 MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS FOR EACH TO NOMINATE ONE OR TWO HOUSEHOLDS TO CONTEST IN THE FAMILY HYGIENE COMPETITION.

THE MAC’S AND OC’S ARE ALSO INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO BE ADJUDICATORS OF THE COMPETITION.

THE CLEANLINESS OF THE HOUSEHOLD WILL BE ADJUDICATED ACCORDING TO A MAXIMUM MARKING OF 25 FOR KITCHEN, 25 FOR INDOOR SPACE, 30 FOR SPACE WITHIN 1.7 METRES OUTSIDE THE FLAT, AND 20 FOR TOILET AND BATHROOM.

NOMINATIONS WILL BE CLOSED ON OCTOBER 15 WHILE ADJUDICATION WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN NOVEMBER.

THE TWO COMPETITIONS ARE ORGANISED BY THE KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN SHA TIN DISTRICT COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE AND REGIONAL COUNCIL AS PART OF THE THREE-MONTH LONG KEEP SHA TIN CLEAN CAMPAIGN.

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DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS DRAFT PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROGRAMME « » t t *

THE DRAFT PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR YAU TSIM DISTRICT FROM 1989 TO 1990 WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING OF YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE TOMORROW (MONDAY).

ALSO ON THE AGENDA ARE A LIST OF LOCATIONS WHERE ENFORCEMENT ACTION WILL BE TAKEN TO DETER OBSTRUCTION ON PUBLIC PAVEMENTS, TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT’S NEW PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING TAXI COMPLAINTS AND A PROPOSAL TO PAINT TWO DIRECTIONAL SIGNS ON THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CARNARVON ROAD NEAR CAMERON ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE TO BE HELD AT 2.30 I'M TOMORROW (MONDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

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ENTRIES INVITED FOR SAI KUNG ATHLETIC MEET

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SPORTS LOVERS IN THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT ATHLETIC MEET 1988 TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 9 (SUNDAY) AT THE TANG SIU KIN SPORTS GROUND.

SPONSORED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD, THE ATHLETIC MEET IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE, THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE SAI KUNG SPORTS ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

THE PROGRAMME WILL BEGIN AT 9 AM AND END AT ABOUT 5 PM.

THE MEN’S DIVISION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FOUR GROUPS AND THE WOMEN’S INTO THREE ACCORDING TO PARTICIPANTS’ AGES. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST THREE PLACE-GETTERS IN EACH EVENT.

ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICES CENTRE OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (SAI KUNG OFFICE), BOTH AT SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, CHAN MAN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN.

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS SEPTEMBER 30.

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COMPETITION TO DISCOVER DANCING TALENT

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RESIDENTS IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN, INCLUDING CHILDREN, ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A DANCING COMPETITION SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER.

ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT ASSOCIATION FOR CULTURE AND ARTS (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) FOR THE FIFTH YEAR, THE COMPETITION IS AIMED AT PROMOTING PUBLIC INTEREST IN DANCING AND AT DISCOVERING PEOPLE WHO SHOW TALENT IN DANCING.

CO-ORGANISERS OF THE PROJECT ARE THE DISTRICT OFFICE, THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION, URBAN COUNCIL AND THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD.

THERE ARE TWO DIVISIONS IN THE COMPETITION.

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LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, COMMERCIAL FIRMS, SECONDARY SCHOOLS, YOUTH CENTRES AND AMATEUR DANCE GROUPS CAN TAKE PART IN THE OPEN DIVISION, WHILE YOUNGSTERS AGED BETWEEN SIX AND 12 CAN TAKE PART IN THE CHILDREN’S DIVISION.

PARTICIPANTS MAY PERFORM ORIENTAL DANCE, WESTERN FOLK DANCE OR MODERN DANCE.

THE OVERALL CHAMPION WILL BE SELECTED BY AN ADJUDICATION PANEL COMPOSED OF RENOWNED DANCERS.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD AT THE NEWLY COMPLETED SHEUNG WAN CULTURAL COMPLEX ON NOVEMBER 27 (SUNDAY).

ENROLMENT FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES OR THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S RECREATION, AMENITIES AND SPORTS OFFICE ON THE ROOF OF THE CENTRAL MARKET.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 5-416405 OR 5-8523002.

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STUDENTS WANTED FOR INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SCHEME

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PRIMARY ONE TO FORM THREE STUDENTS WHO WERE INTERESTED IN LEARNING TO PLAY WESTERN AND CHINESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ARE NOW INVITED TO JOIN THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TRAINING • SCHEME ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE.

THE CURRENT RECRUITMENT EXERCISE WOULD BE RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS LIVING OR STUDYING IN KWUN TONG, WONG TAI SIN, SAI KUNG, MONG KOK, SHAM SHUI PO, TSUEN WAN, KWAI TSING, YUEN LONG AND TAI PO, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MUSIC OFFICE SAID.

"SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE ARRANGED TO ATTEND TRAINING SESSIONS ON THE PLAYING OF WESTERN AND CHINESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS SUCH AS VIOLIN, FLUTE, HORN, ERHU, PIPA AND SHENG.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1988

’’TRAINING SESSION WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR AN HOUR WEEKLY AT THE MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE. MONTHLY TUITION FEES FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE $20 AND $40 RESPECTIVELY." HE NOTED.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO GO THROUGH A HANDS AND MOUTH INSPECTION AND A SIMPLE VOICE TEST IN OCTOBER. THE FIRST TRAINING LESSON WILL START IN NOVEMBER.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE MUSIC CENTRES IN KWUN TONG, MONG KOK, TSUEN WAN AND YUEN LONG. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES IS SEPTEMBER 29 AND ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 5-8235326.

THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TRAINING SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED IN 1978 TO PROMOTE MUSIC INTEREST AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATION AND IT WAS ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORTED BY STUDENTS AND PARENTS IN THE PAST YEARS.

’’THE MUSIC OFFICE PRESENTLY CONDUCTS OVER 700 INSTRUMENTAL TRAINING CLASSES IN BOTH WESTERN AND CHINESE INSTRUMENTS FOR ABOUT 4,000 TRAINEES.

”A NUMBER OF TALENTED TRAINEES HAVE, IN FACT, FURTHER THEIR MUSIC TRAINING EITHER LOCALLY OR OVERSEAS THROUGH SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE AND THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB MUSIC FUND," THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT.

HE ALSO CITED AN EXAMPLE THAT ONE OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING TRAINEES IN THE RECENT YEARS WAS 16-YEAR-OLD MONICA LING WHO IS A VIOLA PLAYER OF THE MUSIC OFFICE’S HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

MISS LING REPRESENTED HONG KONG IN THE NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP IN INTERLOCHEN, MICHIGAN, U.S.A. THIS SUMMER FOR AN EIGHT-WEEK INTENSIVE TRAINING IN MUSIC. AFTER SCORING TOP GRADES IN THE TRAINING CAMP, SHE RETURNED TO THE TERRITORY RECENTLY.

SHE STARTED PLAYING AT THE AGE OF EIGHT AFTER JOINING THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TRAINING SCHEME AT THE MUSIC OFFICE. SHE HAS SINCE THEN TAKEN PART IN MANY MUSIC ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE, INCLUDING THE MUSIC CAMP, ANNUAL TRAINEES’ GALA AND THE ’MUSIC FOR THE MILLION’ CONCERT PROGRAMME.

"IN ORDER TO BROADEN THE OUTLOOK AND EXPERIENCE OF THE TRAINEES, THE MUSIC OFFICE INVITES REGULARLY OVERSEAS AND LOCAL MUSICIANS TO CONDUCT MASTER CLASSES AND SEMINARS FOR THEM," THE SPOKESMAN CONCLUDED.

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INTERRUPTIONS TO WATER SUPPLY » » » *

WATER SUPPLY TO SOME DISTRICTS IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE SUSPENDED ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21) TO FACILITATE WATER WORKS.

IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, BOTH FRESH AND SALT WATER SUPPLIES TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN KWAI CHUNG WILL BE CUT OFF FROM 8 PM ON TUESDAY TO 7 AM ON WEDNESDAY.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG WO YI HOP ROAD FROM NGONG HOM ROAD TO CHEUNG PEI SHAN ROAD, LO WAI ROAD, HILLTOP ROAD, YI PEI CHUN ROAD, CHEUNG PEI SHAN ROAD, ROUTE TWISK, CHEUNG SHAN ESTATE, CHEUNG PEI SHAN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA, KWU HANG TSUEN, HILLTOP COUNTRY CLUB, SAM TUNG UK RESITE VILLAGE, WO YI HOP TSUEN, LO WAI, HOI PA RESITE VILLAGE, PAK TIN PA TSUEN, MA SIM PAI TSUEN, SAI LAU KOK TSUEN, MUK MIN HA TSUEN, TUNG PO TO, FU YUNG SHAN, CHUK LAM SIM YUEN, YUEN YUEN HOK YUEN AND SAN TSUEN.

IN KOWLOON, FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO THE AREA BOUNDED BY PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, JUNCTION ROAD, CARPENTER ROAD AND SHEK KU LUNG ROAD IN KOWLOON CITY WILL BE CUT OFF FROM 10 PM ON TUESDAY TO 6 AM ON WEDNESDAY.

IN TAI KOK TSUI, THE AREA BOUNDED BY WAI ON STREET, TAI KOK TSUI ROAD, POK MAN STREET AND THE SEAFRONT WILL NOT HAVE SALT WATER SUPPLY FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM ON TUESDAY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

17,000 HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE............................. 1

NEW CHAIRMAN OF MTRC NAMED.................................. 1

PROPOSALS INVITED FROM INTERESTED PARTIES ON CABLE TV....... 2

AIR PARCEL SERVICES TO UK RESUME............................ 3

TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW ................ 4

BELONGER OUTLINES REASONS FOR CONFIDENCE IN FUTURE ......... 4

TEN NOMINATED FOR LAB ELECTION ............................. 6

CODE OF PRACTICE FOR LOADING VEHICLES PUBLISHED............. 7

VISIT BY CHINESE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OFFICIALS...... 9

AWARD FOR BRAVE CITIZEN .................................... 9

MEASURES TO TACKLE SOCIAL WORK MANPOWER SHORTAGE............ 10

VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION FOR PRIVATE HOMES FOR ELDERLY........ 12

SCHOOL BEGINS FOR VIETNAMESE CHILDREN ...................... 13

WmTER STORAGE FIGURE........................................ 14

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS................. 14

PLB Fares DISCOUNT FOR KWaI TSING ELDERLY................... 15

TWO LOTS OF LAND FOR SALE BY AUCTION........................ 16

KWAI TSING CAMPAIGN AGAINST MOSQUITOES...................... 17

PUMPING TESTS *T PROPOSED LANDFILL SITE..................... 17

EXTENSION OF FERRY PIER *T LUK KENG PROPOSED................ 18

TRAFFIC, TRAN SPORT ARRANGEMENTS IN HO MAN TIN.............. 19

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN KOWLOON, NEW TERRITORIES......... 20

SALT WATER CUT IN TAI KOK TSUI ............................. 20

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1988

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ABOUT 17,000 REGISTERED VOTERS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CAST THEIR VOTES IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS ON SEPTEMBER 22.

A TOTAL OF 46 CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED VALIDLY, "6 TN 12 ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES AND 20 IN 13 FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES.

THIRTEEN OF THE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN DECLARED ELECTED UNOPPOSED IN THREE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES AND NINE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES.

THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY, MR JOHN CHAN, WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) TO APPEAL TO REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE CONTESTED CONSTITUENCIES TO VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATE OF THEIR CHOICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE CHAIRED BY THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY, MR JOHN CHAN, ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

THE PRESS CONFERENCE, BEGINNING AT 11 AM WILL BE HELD IN GYNASIUM II ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM IN OI KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI. GYM II WILL BE SET UP AS A PRESS CENTRE PROVIDING FACILITES FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE ELECTIONS.

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A TOUR OF THE ARENA WHERE COUNTING OF VOTES WILL TAKE PLACE ON ELECTION DAY.

MEANWHILE, A SET OF PRESS ARRANGEMENTS FOR COVERAGE OF THE ELECTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GIS PRESS BOXES LATER TODAY.

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NEW CHAIRMAN OF MTRC NAMED ♦ * » *

THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY) ‘ THE APPOINTMENT OF MR HAMISH T. MATHERS AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION UPON THE RETIREMENT OF THE CURRENT CHAIRMAN, MR C.W. NEWTON, ON MARCH 31 NEXT YEAR.

MR MATHERS, AGED 55, IS A CHARTERED ENGINEER. HE WAS BORN IN SCOTLAND WHERE HE SPENT THE EARLY PART OF HIS CAREER IN HEAVY ENGINEERING.

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HE HAD WORKED IN INDIA BEFORE JOINING THE LARGE MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANY UNILEVER IN 1959.

WITH UNILEVER, HE HAS WORKED MAINLY IN NIGERIA IN A NUMBER OF SENIOR POSTS BEFORE TAKING UP HIS PRESENT POSITION IN 1982 AS DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF U.A.C. OF NIGERIA, WHICH IS A LARGE CONGLOMERATE OF 12 COMPANIES WITH 8,000 EMPLOYEES, INVOLVED IN A VARIETY OF MANUFACTURING AND COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES.

MR MATHERS IS MARRIED WITH THREE GROWN-UP CHILDREN.

MR MATHERS IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON FEBRUARY 1 TO BECOME MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHAIRMAN (DESIGNATE), AND WILL TAKE UP HIS APPOINTMENT AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CORPORATION FROM APRIL 1.

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PROPOSALS INVITED FROM INTERESTED PARTIES ON CABLE TV

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THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (MONDAY) INVITED PARTIES INTERESTED IN BUILDING AND OPERATING A CABLE NETWORK AND CABLE TV BROADCASTING SERVICE IN HONG KONG TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT INTERESTED PARTIES WOULD HAVE UNTIL FEBRUARY 28, 1989 TO MAKE THEIR PROPOSALS.

"THIS INVITATION TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS IS BEING MADE WORLDWIDE, AND THE GOVERNMENT WOULD WELCOME PROPOSALS FROM PARTIES OVERSEAS AS WELL AS IN HONG KONG," HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT ANY PROPOSALS MADE MUST COVER BOTH THE LICENCE TO BUILD AND OPERATE THE CABLE NETWORK AND THE LICENCE TO RUN A CABLE TV BROADCASTING SYSTEM.

"WHILE TWO OR MORE DIFFERENT PARTIES COULD MAKE PROPOSALS FO HOLDING THE INDIVIDUAL 15-YEAR LICENCES SEPARATELY, THEY WOULD BE EXPECTED TO FORM A JOINT VENTURE AND ENSURE THAT THI'IR IEO1’- : > COVER BOTH LICENCES," HE SAID.

"PARTIES WHOSE PROPOSALS ARE ACCEPTED BY THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE INVITED TO APPLY FORMALLY TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR 15-YEAR lIUi'i'S TO OPERATE THE NETWORK AND BROADCASTING SERVICES."

/GOVERNMENT HAS

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1988

GOVERNMENT HAS PREPARED AN INFORMATION KIT WHICH INCLUDES A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDANCE NOTE FOR INTERESTED PARTIES AND WHICH SETS OUT THE PROPOSED RESTRICTIONS AND REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE LICENCES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID BONA FIDE INTERESTED PARTIES MAY OBTAIN THE INFORMATION KIT FROM TODAY AT A CHARGE OF HK$160, FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH AT ROOM 125, 1ST FLOOR, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG.

APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE READY A CROSSED CHEQUE FOR HKS160 MADE OUT TO "HONG KONG GOVERNMENT” AND SHOULD BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE DETAILS OF THE PARTIES THEY REPRESENT, INCLUDING THE ADDRESS, LOCAL (HONG KONG) CONTACT ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, FAX AND TELEX NUMBERS. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL BE USED FOR SUBSEQUENT UPDATING OF INFORMATION.

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THE HONG KONG POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY) THAT WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AIR PARCEL SERVICES TO THE UNITED KINGDOM HAVE RESUMED.

HOWEVER, THE BRITISH POST OFFICE IS STILL UNABLE TO ACCEPT AIRMAIL LETTERS. THIS IS BECAUSE THE BACKLOG OF MAIL IN THE UNITED KINGDOM IS STILL NOT CLEARED.

THE HONG KONG POST OFFICE HAS NOW RESUMED FULL SPEEDPOST SERVICE FOR 11 MAJOR CITIES. THEY ARE:

BIRMINGHAM BRISTOL EDINBURGH GLASGOW LEEDS LIVERPOOL

LONDON MANCHESTER NEWCASTLE NOTTINGHAM READING

ALL ITEMS, INCLUDING DOCUMENTS, BUSINESS PAPERS, SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE CAN NOW BE SENT BY SPEEDPOST TO THESE CITIES.

POST OFFICE CUSTOMERS WILL BE ADVISED OF FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS

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TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

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A REVISION OF THE LEVEL OF FIXED PENALTY FINES AND A SUGGESTION THAT THE OFFENCE OF OVERLOADING BE INCLUDED IN THE DRIVING-OFFENCE POINTS SYSTEM WILL BE DISCUSSED BY THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) AT A MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER THE COMPETING APPLICATIONS FROM THE HONGKONG AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY AND THE "STAR” FERRY COMPANY TO OPERATE A FERRY SERVICE BETWEEN EDINBURGH PLACE AND TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

THE TAC WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE EXTENSION OF SEAT BELT LEGISLATION.

MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE LEVEL OF TAXI SERVICE IN MARCH AND ON THE IMPACT THAT SUMMER TIME WOULD HAVE ON TRANSPORT SERVICES IN HONG KONG.

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, BEGINNING AT 2.30 PM.

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FOUR REASONS FOR CONFIDENCE IN HONG KONG’S FUTURE WERE OUTLINED BY THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MISS ELAINE CHUNG, IN A SPEECH TO THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL IN THE UNITED STATES LAST WEEK.

"I AM FOURTH GENERATION IN HONG KONG AND I INTEND TO BE AROUND IN 1997 AND AFTERWARDS,” MISS CHUNG TOLD A LUNCHEON MEETING WHICH MARKED THE START OF THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR OF THE SCHOOL’S EAST ASIA LEGAL PROGRAMME.

THE SOUND REASONS TO BE UPBEAT ABOUT THE FUTURE DERIVED FROM THE POSITIVE ACTIONS AND ATTITUDES OF CHINA, BRITAIN, HONG KONG ITSELF, AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, SHE SAID.

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’’CHINA HAS BECOME HONG KONG’S MAIN TRADING PARTNER, AND IS ALSO THE THIRD LARGEST SOURCE OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT TN THE TERRITORY.

’’CHINA IS POLITICALLY COMMITTED TO HONG KONG AND ITS ATTITUDE HAS BEEN VERY SINCERE," SHE SAID.

THOUGH CHINA HAD A SOCIALIST ECONOMY AND HONG KONG WAS CAPITALIST, CHINA HAD DEMONSTRATED QUITE CONVINCINGLY THAT A WORKING RELATIONSHIP COULD EMERGE DESPITE THE BASIC DIFFERENCES OF THE TWO SYSTEMS.

SHE POINTED TO THE POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS THAT HAD TAKEN PLACE IN IMPLEMENTING THE TERMS OF THE 1984 SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION.

MISS CHUNG SAID BRITAIN TOO WAS COMMITTED TO HONG KONG, AND ITS OWN INTERESTS COINCIDED WITH THE INTERESTS OF THOSE WHO WANTED A PROSPEROUS AND STABLE TERRITORY.

IT WAS WRONG TO SAY THAT BRITAIN WAS WALKING AWA’V FROM HONG KONG, SHE SAID, ADDING THAT ”1 AM SURE UK WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE AFFAIRS OF THE REGION BEFORE AND AFTER 1997’’ .

HONG KONG ITSELF WAS A REASON FOR CONFIDENCE, MISS CHUNG SAID. SHE REFERRED TO THE TERRITORY’S ROBUST ECONOMY IN WHICH IMPRESSIVE FACTORS INCLUDED IMPRESSIVE GROWTH IN THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, VERY LOW UNEMPLOYMENT AND STRONG DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT.

MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECTS WERE UNDERWAY INVOLVING BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS.

’’NOT ONLY IS THE QUANTITY OF BUSINESS GROWING, SO IS THE QUALITY AND MATURITY OF HONG KONG PRODUCTS," SHE SAID, NOTING THAT MANY OVERSEAS FIRMS WERE MAKING HONG KONG THEIR HEADQUARTERS FOR OPERATIONS IN ASIA.

HONG KONG WAS BECOMING A CENTRE FOR BUSINESS SERVICES AND EXPANDING RAPIDLY IN SELLING ITS PRODUCTS TO OTHER MARKETS, AND HONG KONG FIRMS WERE DIVERSIFYING RAPIDLY AND MAKING THEIR INFLUENCE FELT AS A MULTINATIONAL FORCE.

MISS CHUNG SAID HER FOURTH REASON FOR CONFIDENCE WAS THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, WHICH HAD CONTINUED TO SHOW FAITH IN HONG KONG. THE UNITED STATES WAS A GOOD EXAMPLE, BEING HONG KONG’S BIGGEST EXPORT MARKET AND HONG KONG IN RETURN WAS AN IMPORTANT MARKET FOR U.S. GOODS.

MAJOR U.S. FIRMS HAD HEADQUARTERS IN HONG KONG AND JAPAN ACCOUNTED FOR 20 PER CENT OF TOTAL KNOWN OVERSEAS INVESTMENT IN THE TERRITORY.

"UK AND EEC ARE ALSO FAST CATCHING UP ON THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS OF THE PACIFIC RIM COUNTRIES AND RAPIDLY UTILISING HONG KONG’S IMPORTANCE AS A GATEWAY TO CHINA," SHE ADDED.

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TEN NOMINATED FOR LAB ELECTION *****

TEN CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED BY REGISTERED EMPLOYEES’ TRADE UNIONS FOR ELECTION AS EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES TO THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD.

THEY ARE:

MR HO KWOK-KIN

HONG KONG MEDICINE WORKERS GENERAL UNION (YEE-SHING)

* MR CHAN YUN-CHE

HK & KLN. MOTOR CAR DRIVERS GENERAL UNION

* MR PETER MOK KA-WING

HONG KONG CIVIL SERVANTS GENERAL UNION

* MR CHEUNG PAK-CHI

CABLE & WIRELESS (HK) LTD. STAFF ASSOCIATION

» MS LI FUNG-YING

HK & KLN. ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES’ GENERAL UNION

MR MARK LI KIN-YIN

HONG KONG SOCIAL WORKERS’ GENERAL UNION

» MR LEUNG CHAU-TING

CLERICAL GRADES CIVIL SERVANTS GENERAL UNION

* MISS LAM SHUK-YEE

HONG KONG AND KOWLOON METAL INDUSTRY WORKERS GENERAL UNION

* MR MONG WAI-MING, WILLIAM

LABOUR INSPECTORS ASSOCIATION

* MR LEE CHEUK-YAN

CLOTHING INDUSTRY WORKERS GENERAL UNION

”OF THE CANDIDATES, FIVE WILL BE ELECTED FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD FOR TWO YEARS STARTING FROM JANUARY I, 1989, " \ LABOUR

DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

“ALL REGISTERED EMPLOYEES’ TRADE UNIONS WILL BE INVITED TO APPOINT NOT MORE THAN TWO PERSONS AS AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND THE ELECTION BY SECRET BALLOT WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL ON OCTOBER 22.”

/THE LABOUR

MONDAY, SEPTillBER 19, 1988

THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD IS A NON-STATUTORY TRIPARTITE BODY RESPONSIBLE FOR ADVISING THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR ON LABOUR MATTERS, INCLUDING LEGISLATION AND THE APPLICATION OF INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONVENTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

AS ANNOUNCED EARLIER, THE COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD WILL BE CHANGED AS FROM THE NEW TERM OF OFFICE IN THAT THE NUMBER OF ELECTED EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES AND OF NOMINATED EMPLOYERS’ REPRESENTATIVES WILL EACH BE INCREASED FROM FOUR TO FIVE.

THE TOTAL MEMBERSHIP OF 12 MEMBERS WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED AND THE ADDITIONAL ELECTED/NOMINATED SEATS WILL BE OFF-SET BY THE REDUCTION OF ONE APPOINTED SEAT ON EACH SIDE.

THE EMPLOYERS’ REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE NOMINATED RESPECTIVELY BY THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE EMPLOYERS’ FEDERATION OF HONG KONG, THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG, THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES, AND THE CHINESE GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

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A CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE LOADING OF VEHICLES HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TO ADVISE GOODS VEHICLE OPERATORS AND DRIVERS ON HOW TO LOAD THEIR VEHICLES SAFELY.

"THE CODE IS TO ENSURE THAT OPERATORS OF GOODS VEHICLES ARE AWARE OF THEIR OBLIGATIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SAFE TRANSPORT OF GOODS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW, AND ALSO TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE AS TO THE MOST APPROPRIATE MEANS OF ACHIEVING THIS," THE ACTING SENIOR ENGINEER OF THE DEPARTMENT’S ROAD SAFETY AND STANDARDS DIVISION, MR C.W. KWAN, SAID.

THE CODE IS PREPARED UNDER SECTION 109 (4) OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE.

A TOTAL OF 100,000 COPIES IN CHINESE AND 10,000 IN ENGLISH HAVE BEEN PRODUCED.

THEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED FREE TO DRIVERS OF GOODS VEHICLES AND PEOPLE IN THE GOODS VEHICLE INDUSTRY, INCLUDING VEHICLE FLEET OPERATORS’ ORGANISATIONS, DRIVERS’ ASSOCIATIONS AND GOODS VEHICLE OWNERS.

/HR KWAN

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. 1988

MR KWAN POINTED OUT THAT THE FAILURE TO OBSERVE ANY PROVISIONS OF THE CODE SHOULD NOT OF ITSELF RENDER A PERSON LIABLE TO ANY CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS.

"HOWEVER, ANY SUCH FAILURE MAY IN A LEGAL PROCEEDING BE RELIED UPON BY ANY PARTY INVOLVED AS TENDING TO ESTABLISH OR NEGATE ANY LIABILITY WHICH IS IN QUESTION IN THAT PROCEEDING," HE SAID.

"WE SINCERELY HOPE THAT PEOPLE IN THE TRADE WILL STUDY THE CODE IN DETAIL AND ADOPT THE ADVICE GIVEN FOR THE SAFETY OF THEMSELVES AND OTHER ROAD USERS."

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ISSUED A PROVISIONAL CODE IN THE MIDDLE OF LAST YEAR TO INVITE COMMENTS FROM THE GOODS VEHICLE INDUSTRY.

"WE MUST THANK THE TRADE FOR THEIR CONSTRUCTIVE SUGGESTIONS WHICH HELPED US IN PREPARING THE FINAL CODE," MR KWAN SAID.

COMPARED WITH THE PROVISIONAL CODE, THE CONTENT OF THE FINAL CODE HAS BEEN MADE MORE COMPREHENSIVE, INCLUDING MORE ILLUSTRATIONS AND ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON THE USE AND MAINTENANCE OF CRANES ON GOODS VEHICLES, ARRANGEMENTS OF LOADS IN CONTAINERS AND THE SAFETY OF PASSENGERS.

OTHER ADVICE GIVEN INCLUDES SAFE AND PROPER WAYS OF TRANSPORTING ENGINEERING PLANTS, LONG LOADS SUCH AS BAMBOO POLES AND TIMBER, AND LOOSE BULK LOADS OF WASTE OR EXCAVATED MATERIAL.

WARNINGS CONCERNING THE ARRANGEMENT OF LOADS, LOADING AND UNLOADING ON STEEP GRADIENTS, OBSTRUCTIONS TO FOOTPATHS BY GOODS WAITING TO BE LOADED, AND THE HAZARDS OF ROLLER LOADING DEVICES FITTED TO SOME VEHICLES ARE ALSO PROVIDED.

BESIDES THE CODE, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS PRODUCED A LEAFLET SUMMARISING THE ADVICE GIVEN IN THE CODE FOR QUICK AND SIMPLE REFERENCE.

COPIES OF THE LEAFLET WILL BE DISTRIBUTED SHORTLY TO THE TRADE THROUGH VARIOUS GOODS VEHICLES ASSOCIATIONS AND THE DEPARTMENT’S OFFICES.

ANOTHER INFORMATION SHEET ON HOW TO DETECT OVERLOADING OF GOODS VEHICLES IS BEING PREPARED.

IN ADDITION, A POSTER ON THE CODE OF PRACTICE, SPONSORED BY BRIDGESTONE TYRES, WILL BE READY IN A FEW WEEKS' TIME.

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VISIT BY CHINESE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OFFICIALS

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A GROUP OF SIX CHINESE OFFICIALS FROM THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, LED BY MR CHEN SHIQIU, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND CONFERENCES, WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON OCTOBER 3 AT THE INVITATION OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT FOR A 1 O-DAY PROGRAMME OF VISITS AND BRIEFINGS.

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AWARD FOR BRAVE CITIZEN

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PRAISES AND APPRECIATION WERE BESTOWED ON HONG KONG'S LATEST GOOD CITIZEN OF THE YEAR, MR TAM WAI-MING, FOR HIS BRAVERY AND OUTSTANDING INITIATIVE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME.

MR TAM, A 32-YEAR-OLD CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN, WAS HONOURED WITH THE COVETED GOOD CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD TODAY (MONDAY) AT A PRESENTATION CEREMONY OFFICIATED BY THE FIRST VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, DR HELMUT SOHMEN.

MR TAM WAS AWARDED A CERTIFICATE AND A CASH AWARD OF »10,000 WHICH WAS THE MAXIMUM IN THE SCHEME, PLUS A FIVE-DAY TRIP TO SEOUL.

COMMENDING MR TAM’S EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY AND INITIATIVE IN A BURGLARY CASE, DR SOHMEN SAID HIS ACTION HAD HELPED THE POLICE TO ARREST A MURDERER AND HAD SET A FINE EXAMPLE TO OTHER CITIZENS.

"WITH CIVIC-MINDED PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN OUR SOCIETY, HONG KONG WILL DEFINITELY BE A BETTER AND SAFER PLACE TO LIVE IN," DR SOHMEN SAID.

RECALLING THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE, MR TAM WAI-MING SAID HUMBLY THAT HE WAS JUST PERFORMING THE OBLIGATION OF A CITIZEN AND HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF BEING REWARDED.

ON NOVEMBER 29 LAST YEAR, MR TAM AND HIS WIFE RETURNED TO THEIR HOME ON LAMMA ISLAND AND UPON ENTERING, THEY FOUND A BURGLAR INSIDE. WITHOUT HESITATION, MR TAM CONFRONTED THE BURGLAR AND A FIERCE STRUGGLE ENSUED.

IN THE STRUGGLE, MR TAM SUSTAINED AN INJURY TO HIS LEFT ARM AND, DESPITE THIS, HE EVENTUALLY SUBDUED THE BURGLAR AND MADE A REPORT TO THE POLICE.

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IT WAS LATER FOUND THAT THE ARRESTED PERSON HAD EARLIER COMMITTED ANOTHER BURGLARY ON THE ISLAND AND IN WHICH HE HAD KILLED THE VICTIM. THE CULPRIT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT FOR MANSLAUGHTER.

MR TAM IS THE 20TH A;WARDEE SINCE THE GOOD CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD WAS SET UP IN 1984. THE AWARD SCHEME, JOINTLY ADMINISTERED BY THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, IS TO COMMEND CITIZENS WHO HAVE DISPLAYED EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY AND INITIATIVE IN ASSISTING THE POLICE TO COMBAT CRIME, AND TO ARREST THE CRIMINALS.

ALSO ATTENDING THE CEREMONY WERE BRIGADIER IAN CHRISTIE, DIRECTOR OF HKGCC, AND MR LAU CHUN-SING, ACTING CHIEF STAFF OFFICER/PUBLIC RELATIONS OF THE POLICE FORCE.

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MEASURES TO TACKLE SOCIAL WORK MANPOWER SHORTAGE » » ♦ ♦ *

THE MOST URGENT ISSUE IN SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY IS THE MANPOWER SITUATION, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ELIZABETH WONG, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SHE OUTLINED VARIOUS MEASURES TO TACKLE THE ISSUE WHEN SHE ADDRESSED THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE AND THE 4TH GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE DIPLOMA COURSE IN EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT (SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES).

"WE ARE EXPLORING WAYS TO RECRUIT MORE TRAINED WORKERS AS WELL AS TO TRAIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE MORE WORKERS.

"THESE MEASURES HAVE TO BE PUT INTO IMPLEMENTATION SO THAT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WILL NOT BE HELD UP BECAUSE OF MANPOWER SHORTAGE BUT THEIR EFFECTS CAN ONLY BE SEEN AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME,” SHE SAID.

"TRAINING AND MANPOWER PLANNING ARE VERY IMPORTANT.

'HOWEVER, THESE ARE DIFFICULT TASKS AS MANY FACTORS AFFECTING MANPOWER CANNOT BE PREDICTED,” MRS WONG SAID.

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"TO GO TOGETHER WITH THESE MEASURES, CONSIDERATION HAS TO BE GIVEN TO MORE FLEXIBILITY IN THE DEPLOYMENT OF STAFF RESOURCES AND MORE DYNAMIC RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES TO COPE WITH SUDDEN SHORTAGE OF SOCIAL WORKERS," SHE ADDED. »

SHE BELIEVED THAT THE PROBLEM COULD BE SOLVED GRADUALLY WITH THE CONCERTED EFFORTS OF ALL PARTIES CONCERNED.

REVIEWING THE DEVELOPMENTS IN SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES OVER THE PAST YEARS, MRS WONG SAID THAT THERE HAD BEEN CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS ALONG THE LINES SET OUT IN THE TWO WHITE PAPERS, NAMELY "SOCIAL WELFARE IN HONG KONG: THE WAY AHEAD " AND "A UNITED EFFORT, THE SOCIAL WELFARE INTO THE 1980S", PUBLISHED IN 1973 AND 1979 RESPECTIVELY.

"WHILE UNDERLINING THAT SOCIAL WELFARE DEVELOPMENT IS ULTIMATELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE WHITE PAPERS ALSO POINTED OUT THAT VOLUNTARY AGENCIES HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN ASSISTING IN THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

"IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE ON THE ONE HAND THAT IN THE MAJOR SERVICE AREAS THERE IS SUFFICIENT SUBVENTION FOR THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND ON THE OTHER HAND, QUALITY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED," SHE SAID.

"THIS IS THE DIRECTION WHERE THE CHANGES IN THE SUBVENTION SYSTEM ARE HEADING IN THE RECENT YEARS WHILE IN EACH AND EVEY SERVICE, THERE HAS BEEN CONSTANT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE QUALITY OF SERVICE TO COPE WITH THE DEMANDS THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF DIFFERENT COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS," MRS WONG ADDED.

"PERSONALLY I THINK THERE IS A SOUND FOUNDATION TO EACH 1 SERVICE AND THE OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES HAVE STOOD THE TEST OF TIMES AND PROVEN APPROPRIATE AND SHOULD BE FURTHER PURSUED AND IMPROVED UPON," SHE SAID. I

SHE SAID THAT IT WOULD BE MORE DESIRABLE FOR INDIVIDUAL ' COMMUNITIES AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO PROVIDE SPECIALISED OR EXPERIMENTAL SERVICES TO MEET THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF A PARTICULAR COMMUNITY OR CERTAIN GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS.

REFERRING TO THE QUESTION OF ’EFFECTIVENESS’ OF SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES MENTIONED BY MR LEE JARK-PUI, CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AT LAST YEAR’S GRADUATION CEREMONY, MRS WONG AGREED THAT SOME DATA ON EFFECTIVENESS WAS NEEDED TO PERFECT OUR SERVICES AND TO ASSESS THE APPROPRIATION OF RESOURCES.

SHE SAID THAT THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAD STARTED RECENTLY TO LOOK FOR SOME ’EFFECTIVENESS INDICATORS’ AND HOPED TO STUDY THE ISSUE WITH THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR.

SHE URGED THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE MANAGEMENT AND THE UTILISATION OF RESOURCES WHEN THEY DEVELOPED THEIR SERVICES.

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VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION FOR PRIVATE HOMES FOR ELDERLY *****

A VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION SCHEME FOR PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY WILL BE INTRODUCED NEXT MONTH (OCTOBER).

ANNOUNCING THE DETAILS TODAY (MONDAY), MR ALFRED CHUI WING-MAN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (FAMILY WELFARE) SAID: "THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME IS TO ASSIST OPERATORS OF PRIVATE HOMES TO COMPLY WITH THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY AND TO PROVIDE AN ACCEPTABLE STANDARD OF SERVICE TO THE ELDERLY RESIDENTS.”

THE CODE OF PRACTICE WAS INTRODUCED IN 1986 TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES TO HELP THE OPERATORS TO MAINTAIN A SATISFACTORY LEVEL OF SERVICE.

"A REVIEW IN LATE 1987 ON THE EXTENT OF COMPLIANCE SHOWED THAT FURTHER EFFOl'TS WERE NEEDED TO SECURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE CODE IN ORDER TO ENSURE A REASONABLE QUALITY OF CARE AND SERVICE FOR THE ELDERLY RESIDENTS IN THESE HOMES," MR CHUI SAID.

SUBSEQUENT TO CONSULTATION WITH THE ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE, IT WAS PROPOSED, AND ENDORSED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THAT A VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION SCHEME BE INTRODUCED.

THE GOVERNMENT THEN ANNOUNCED THAT THE VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION SCHEME WOULD BE LAUNCHED IN OCTOBER 1988 IN PREPARATION FOR LEGISLATIVE CONTROL IN MID-1990.

THE SCHEME WILL OPERATE UNDER A THREE-TIER REGISTRATION SYSTEM, HAVING REGARD TO PREVAILING STANDARDS OF PRIVATE HOMES ON ONE HAND AND A REASONABLE LEVEL OF SERVICE ON THE OTHER.

UNDER THE SCHEME, PRIVATE HOMES ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME FORWARD VOLUNTARILY TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION WITH THE SOCIAL WELFARE' DEPARTMENT.

UPON RECEIPT OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM FROM A PRIVATE HOME, A REGISTRATION OFFICER OF PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY WILL VISIT THE HOME TO CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT OF ITS STANDARDS.

AFTER THE ASSESSMENT, A ’CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION’ WILL BE AWARDED TO THE HOME IF IT IS ABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE STANDARDS OF ANY OF THE THREE CATEGORIES OF REGISTRATION.

PERIODIC VISITS WILL BE PAID TO ALL THE REGISTERED HOMES TO ENSURE THEIR CONTINUED COMPLIANCE WITH THE REGISTRATION STANDARDS.

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"WHERE THERE ARE CHANGES IN THE STANDARDS DESCRIBED IN THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION, THE HOME CONCERNED WILL BE SUBJECT, AS APPROPRIATE, TO UPGRADING, DOWNGRADING, OR EVEN DE-REGISTRATION," MR

AS FOR THE HOMES WHICH HAD BEEN FOUND UNABLE TO MEET THE REGISTRATION STANDARDS, DUE ASSISTANCE AND GUIDANCE WOULD BE RENDERED WITH A VIEW TO IMPROVING THEIR STANDARD OF SERVICE, HE ADDED.

OPERATORS OF PRIVATE HOMES WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE PROCEDURES FOR REGISTERING THEIR HOMES.

"WHILE SOME PRIVATE HOMES ARE RUN IN A SATISFACTORY MANNER AND ARE OFFERING A USEFUL SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, OTHER HOMES REQUIRE IMPROVEMENT.

AS PROPER RESIDENTIAL CARE REPRESENTS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT IN WELFARE FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE, I SINCERELY APPEAL TO OPERATORS OF PRIVATE HOMES, IN THE SPIRIT OF CARE AND CONCERN FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE, TO SUPPORT THIS FURTHER STEP IN ENHANCING SERVICE STANDARDS," MR CHUI

THE ADDRESS OF THE REGISTRATION OFFICE OF THE PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY IS ON 21/F OF WORLD TRADE CENTRE, 280 GLOUCESTER ROAD, HONG KONG AND THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 5-8955395.

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SOME 220 VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CHILDREN FROM STARTED SCHOOLING AT THE NEW HORIZON SCHOOL IN THE KAI FROM TODAY (MONDAY).

CLOSED CENTRES TAK OPEN CAMP

ALL AGED SIX, 110 CHILDREN ARE FROM THE SAN YICK CLOSED WHILE THE REST ARE FROM THE SHAM SHUI PO CLOSED CENTRE.

CENTRE

PHIS MARKS THE START OF THE FIRST PHASE OF A PROGRAMME FOR

REFUGEE CHILDREN TO RECEIVE EDUCATION OUTSIDE THE CLOSED CENTRES.

THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES IS

RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING TRANSPORT FOR THE CHILDREN AS WELL AS

RUNNING THE SCHOOL.

MORE CHILDREN FROM THE TWO CLOSED CENTRES WILL BE SENT TO

SCHOOL AS SOON AS ADDITIONAL PLACES BECOME AVAILABLE.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE *****

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 45.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 264.145 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 433.087 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 73.9 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS

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THE UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE TODAY (MONDAY) INVITED APPLICATIONS FOR THE UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM IN THE 1989-90 ACADEMIC YEAR.

THE SCHOLARSHIPS PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FURTHER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR OUTSTANDING LOCAL STUDENTS WITH HIGH ACADEMIC PROWESS, STRONG LEADERSHIP QUALITIES AND FULL COMMITMENT TO HONG KONG AND TO ITS FUTURE WELL-BEING.

THE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL FINANCE STUDENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES LEADING TO A FIRST DEGREE OR FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES LEADING TO A HIGHER DEGREE EITHER BY RESEARCH OR BY COURSEWORK OR BOTH.

SELECTED SCHOLARS MAY PURSUE ANY COURSE OF STUDY AT ANY ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS AT THE TERTIARY LEVEL IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY WILL NORMALLY INCLUDE UNIVERSITY COMPOSITION FEE, AN ANNUAL MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE AND ASSISTANCE FOR AIR TRAVEL.

SUITABLE CANDIDATES WILL BE INTERVIEWED BY THE UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE AND SELECTION WILL BE BY MERIT.

SPEAKING AT A RECEPTION FOR THIS YEAR’S UK-BOUND SCHOLARS AT THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB HAPPY VALLEY CLUBHOUSE TODAY, CHAIRMAN OF THE UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE, MR HENRY LITTON, SAID: "ALL THE SCHOLARS WHO WERE SELECTED FOR THE 1988-89 ACADEMIC YEAR SHOWED A STRONG SENSE OF COMMITMENT TO CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND HONG KONG."

/"WE ARE

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1988

"WE ARE SURE THAT THESE OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, ON RETURN EROM STUDIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, WILL NUMBER AMONGST THE FUTURE LEADERS, DECISION MAKERS, AND FORMERS OF OPINION IN HONG KONG,’’ HE SAID.

FOUR OUT OF THIS YEAR'S NINE SCHOLARS ARE GOING TO OXBRIDGE, WHILE FOUR OTHERS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AND ONE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM.

UPON COMPLETION OF STUDIES, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE UP AND REMAIN IN EMPLOYMENT IN HONG KONG FOR A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS.

THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE FINANCED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB AND ARE ADMINISTERED BY THE UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE.

APPLICATION FORMS AND DETAILED INFORMATION ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE SECRETARY, UK/HK SCHOLARSHIPS COMMITTEE, C/O QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, GROUND FLOOR, LOWER BLOCK, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG (TEL. NO. 5-8650438).

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS OCTOBER 19, 1988.

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PLB FARES DISCOUNT FOR KWAI TSI NG ELDERLY ♦ t ♦ t t

ELDERLY PEOPLE LIVING OR WORKING TN KWAI TSING DISTRICT WILL BENEFIT FROM A TRAFFIC CONCESSION SCHEME FOR THE ELDERLY EARLY NEXT MONTH.

THE SCHEME, INITIATED BY THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD, WILL OFFER A 50 PER CENT FARE DISCOUNT TO SENIOR RESIDENTS ON FOUR PUBLIC LIGHT BUS ROUTES.

THE CHAIRMAN OF RESPECT THE ELDERLY WORKING DI STR I CT BOARD’S COMMUN1TY AFFAI RS COMMJ TTFE, MR KONG-WING SAID TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THE SCHEME II\l) BEEN WITH THE SUPPORT OF OWNERS AND DRIVERS OF ABOUT 230 BUSES.

GROUP OF THE ANDREW CHAU WEI E-k’ECE I \ RD PUBLIC LIGII’I

THE SCHEME WILL BE LAUNCHED FROM OCTOBER 3 TO THE END OF NEXT YEAR ON ROUTES FROM SHEK YAM TO JORDAN, SHEK YAM TO SHAM SHU1 PO, SHEK YAM TO TSUEN WAN AND SHEK LEI PUI 1’0 I’SUEN WAN.

/People eligible .......

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1988

PEOPLE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHEME MAY APPLY FOR A PERMIT FROM KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD. APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND ELDERLY CENTRES IN THE DISTRICT.

THE SCHEME IS PART OF THE ANNUAL PROGRAMME OF THE RESPECT THE ELDERLY WORKING GROUP, WHICH IS FUNDED WITH AN ALLOCATION OF $57,000 FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD AND $20,000 IN SPONSORSHIP.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES OF THE GROUP INCLUDE THE RECRUITMENT OF 150 ELDERLY VOLUNTEERS IN A VISIT EXERCISE TO OTHER OLD PEOPLE LIVINQ ALONE AND THOSE RECEIVING TREATMENT IN KWAI CHUNG HOSPITAL AND SOUTH KWAI CHUNG GERIATRIC DAY HOSPITAL.

A LARGE-SCALE TEA RECEPTION FOR ALL ELDERLY VOLUNTEERS AND SENIOR RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT WILL ALSO BE ORGANISED IN MID-DECEMBER.

MEANWHILE, LOCAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE ALSO BEING INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A DRIVE TO SHOW THEIR RESPECT AND CARE TO OLD PEOPLE BY DESIGNING POSTCARDS AND SENDING THEM TO SENIOR RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT THROUGH THE WORKING GROUP.

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TWO LOTS OF LAND FOR SALE BY AUCTION » » * » t

TWO LOTS OF GOVERNMENT LAND WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

ONE LOT IS IN AREA 4B IN SHEUNG SHUI, NEW TERRITORIES, COVERING 2,816 SQUARE METRES. IT IS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN PURPOSES, EXCLUDING OFFENSIVE TRADES.

THE OTHER LOT IS AT THE JUNCTION OF PO ON ROAD AND CHEUNG WAH STREET IN CHEUNG SHA WAN.

THE AREA OF THIS LOT IS ABOUT 2,110 SQUARE METRES AND IT IS FOR MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND NON-INDUSTRIAL (EXCLUDING PETROL-FILLING STATION, GODOWN AND HOTEL) PURPOSES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE AUCTION WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE, STARTING AT 2.30 I’M.

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KWAI TSING CAMPAIGN AGAINST MOSQUITOES ♦ ♦ t ♦ ♦

RESIDENTS OF KWAI TSING DISTRICT ARE BEING ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT AN ANTI-MOSQUITO CAMPAIGN THAT BEGAN IN THE DISTRICT TODAY (MONDAY).

A SERIES OF ANTI-MOSQUITO SURVEYS AND MEASURES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT REGULAR INTERVALS BY STAFF OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THEY WILL VISIT BUILDING SITES, DOMESTIC PREMISES, PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, VILLAGES, SQUATTER HUT AREAS AND MOSQUITO BLACK-SPOTS.

THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE WILL HELP GENERATE LOCAL SUPPORT FROM AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS, THE TSING YI RURAL COMMITTEE, VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES AND OTHER RESIDENTS TOWARDS THESE OPERATIONS.

THE CAMPAIGN WILL CONTINUE UNTIL OCTOBER 3.

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PUMPING TESTS AT PROPOSED LANDFILL SITE ♦ t ♦ « »

STAFF OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT (EPD) BRIEFED LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES IN NORTH DISTRICT TODAY (MONDAY) ON THE RESULTS OF A PUMPING TEST AT A TRIAL DEEP WELL FOR IRRIGATION PURPOSES.

THE WELL HAS BEEN DRILLED IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSAL TO MAKE A SITE IN WONG MAU HANG SHAN, TA KWU LING, THE NORTHEAST NEW TERRITORIES LANDFILL.

MEMBERS OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD AND THE TA KWU LIIIG RURAL COMMITTEE AS WELL AS VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES INSPECTED THE TRIAL WELL THIS MORNING AND BESIDES BEING BRIEFED ON THE TEST RESULTS WERE GIVEN A PUMPING DEMONSTRATION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EPD EXPLAINED THAT THE TESTING WORK SHOWED THE GOVERNMENT’S DETERMINATION TO PROVIDE A RELIABLE SOURCE OF WA’ll ? FOR IRRIGATION BEFORE WORK ON THE LANDFILL BEGAN.

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AS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY, CONDUCTED RY TRE EPD’S CONSULTANT ON THE PROPOSED LANDFILL, FOUND THAT THE LANDFILL PROJECT WOULD AFFECT A STREAM WHICH VILLAGERS USE FOR IRRIGATION.

DURING PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE PROJECT VILLAGERS EXPRESSED CONCERN OVER THIS MATTER.

IN ORDER TO SECURE A RELIABLE SOURCE OF WATER, THE CONSULTANT RECOMMENDED THAT FOUR DEEP WELLS SHOULD BE DRILLED IN AN AREA TO THE SOUTH OF HA HEUNG YUEN.

A TRIAL WELL WAS DRILLED TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF THE DEEP WELL SCHEME, AND PUMPING TESTS STARTED EARLY THIS MONTH.

PRELIMINARY RESULTS HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING, YIELDING A BETTER THAN EXPECTED SUPPLY OF WATER.

MORE PUMPING TESTS WILL BE CARRIED OUT THIS WINTER TO ESTABLISH THE SUPPLY DURING THE DRY SEASON.

DEPENDING ON THE RESULTS OF THESE TESTS, PROVISION OF A SUPPLEMENTARY WATER SUPPLY BY MEANS OF A STORAGE RESERVOIR MAY BE CONSIDERED.

THE PROPOSED LANDFILL IS ONE OF THE THREE LARGE-CAPACITY LANDFILLS INTENDED TO BE PROVIDED FOR THE ENTIRE TERRITORY AS PART OF LONG-TERM WASTE DISPOSAL STRATEGY.

PREPARATORY SITE WORK ON THE $1.6 BILLION PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN 1990 WITH LANDFILLING DUE TO COMMENCE IN LATE 1993.

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EXTENSION OF FERRY PIER AT LUK KENG PROPOSED ♦ t t » »

THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO IMPROVE AND EXTEND THE EXISTING FERRY PIER AT LUK KENG, NORTHEAST LANTAU.

THE EXTENSION WILL TOTAL ABOUT 9.55 METRES AND WILL BE CARRIED OUT WITHIN AN AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 1,510 SQUARE METRES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED AT LUK KENG.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA AFFECTED WAS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GAZETTE.

/ANY PERSON

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1988

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ANY PERSON WHO CONSIDERS THAT HE HAS AN INTEREST, RIGHT OR EASEMENT IN OR OVER THE FORESHORE AND SEABED INVOLVED MAY SUBMIT A WRITTEN OBJECTION TO THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 15.

IN ADDITION, AUTHORISATION HAS BEEN GIVEN FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO CONSTRUCT A BREAKWATER WITHIN AN AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 2 29 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED AT SAI KUNG HOI.

THE BREAKWATER IS TO PROVIDE AN AREA OF SHELTERED WATER AS COMPENSATION FOR THAT LOST UNDER THE PROPOSED RECLAMATION OF SAI KUNG CREEK.

WORK WILL BEGIN IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR AND WILL BE COMPLETED IN 12 MONTHS.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA AFFECTED WAS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE OF AUTHORISATION PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GAZETTE.

ANY PERSON WHO CONSIDERS THAT HIS INTEREST, RIGHT OR EASEMENT IN OR OVER THE FORESHORE AND SEABED INVOLVED WILL BE INJURIOUS!A AFFECTED BY THE ABOVE UNDERTAKING MAY DELIVER TO THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS A WRITTEN CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15.

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TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS IN HO MAN TIN » ♦ * * »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN HO MAN TIN FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) UPON COMPLETION OF THE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORK IN SHEUNG FOO STREET:

* SHEUNG FOO STREET WILL RETURN TO TWO-WAY OPERATION FROM ITS EXISTING TEMPORARY ONE-WAY OPERATION ENTERING FROM FAT KWONG STREET.

» KMB ROUTES NO. 7B, 8 AND 18 ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO HUNG HOM FERRY, STAR FERRY AND 01 MAN RESPECTIVELY WILL RESUME THEIR NORMAL ROUTINGS VIA FAT KWONG STREET, SHEUNG SHING STREET, SHEUNG FOO STREET AND FAT KWONG STREET.

» KMB ROUTE NO. 17 AND GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES NO. 8 AND 28M ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO 01 MAN, TSIM SHA TSUI AND MONG KOK RESPECTIVELY WILL RESUME THEIR NORMAL ROUTINGS VIA SHEUNG SHING STREET, SHEUNG FOO STREET AND FAT KWONG STREET.

♦ THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND LOCATED NEAR BLOCK 5 OF HO MAN TIN ESTATE WILL BE REINSTATED, WHILE THE TEMPORARY PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND NEAR BLOCK 6 WILL BE CANCELLED.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN KOWLOON, NEW TERRITORIES ♦ ♦ ♦ * ♦

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH OUT FOR TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN TSIM SHA TSUI, TUEN MUN AND.TAI PO FROM WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

IN TSIM SHA TSUI, KIMBERLEY STREET BETWEEN SHUN YEE STREET AND CARNARVON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION.

IN TUEN MUN, IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE AT TUEN LUNG STREET, THE EAST SECTION OF TUEN LUNG STREET WILL BE CLOSED DAILY BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5.30 AM FROM SEPTEMBER 21 TO 27.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO DRIVE VIA STREETS C AND D WHEN TRAVELLING BETWEEN TUEN MUN HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD AND TUEN HI ROAD.

IN TAI PO, THE SOUTHBOUND SLIP ROAD LINKING TAI PO ROAD, YUEN CHAU TSAI AND TOLO HIGHWAY WILL ALSO BE CLOSED DAILY BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5 AM ON SEPTEMBER 22 (THURSDAY) AND 23.

MOTORISTS ON TAI PO ROAD, YUEN CHAU TSAI HEADING FOR KOWLOON MAY EITHER USE TAI PO ROAD OR DIVERT VIA NAM WAN ROAD AND TAI PO TAI WO ROAD TO REJOIN TOLO HIGHWAY AT SHUI WAI.

AT THE SAME TIME, GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE NO. 583 WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE VIA TAI PO ROAD ON ITS JOURNEYS TO TAI PO.

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SALT WATER CUT IN TAI KOK TSUI * ♦ * » t

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO ALL PREMISES IN TAI KOK TSUI WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) FOR WATER WORKS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL' AFFECT THE AREA BOUNDED BY WAI ON STREET, POK MAN STREET, TAI KOK TSUI ROAD AND THE SEAFRONT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVT, UNHCR SIGN STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING ON BOAT PEOPLE . 1

COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH IMPORTANT IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT: SIR DAVID...................................................... 3

TAC DISCUSSES HIGHER FIXED PENALTY FINES ................... 4

COLOUR TV EXPORTS TO UK REQUIRE CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN ...... 5

AIR LETTER SERVICES TO UK RESUME ........................... 6

REMINDER ON LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING OUTSIDE HK ...... 7

SEMINARS ON SAFETY FOR FISHERMEN ........................... 8

PROPER HANDLING OF PLEASURE VESSELS URGED .................. 9

SHAM SHUI PO COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION .......... 11

WEST NT LANDFILL PROJECT ON AGENDA ......................... 12

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS CULTURAL ACTIVITIES ................ 12

NORTH DB TO DISCUSS TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT .................. 13

TWO LANTERN CARNIVALS IN WESTERN DISTRICT .................. 13

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVITIES IN KWUN TONG ........................ 14

PHOTO CONTEST TO BOOST ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AWARENESS 15

ENTRY DEADLINE FOR 21 ST TOLO HaRBOUR SWIM ................. 16

MEASURES TO IMPROVE KWUN TONG TRAFFIC FLOW ................. 1?

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CAUSEWAY BaY ............. 19

PING WUI STREET IN YUEN LONG OPENS TO PLB'S ................ 20

TENDERS INVITED FOR BUILDING PUMPING STATION ............... 20

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1988

GOVT, UNHCR SIGN STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING ON BOAT PEOPLE * * t ♦ #

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES HAVE REACHED AN UNDERSTANDING CONCERNING THE TREATMENT OF VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE ARRIVING IN HONG KONG.

A STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING HAS BEEN PREPARED WHICH COVERS THE UNHCR’S ROLE IN MONITORING THE ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION AND APPEALS PROCEDURES, THE PROVISION OF LEGAL ADVICE BY THE UNHCR TO PEOPLE WISHING TO APPEAL AGAINST ELIGIBILITY DECISIONS, FUNDING AND THE OPENING OF THE CLOSED CENTRES.

THE STATEMENT WAS CONFIRMED TODAY (TUESDAY) BY THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR ROBERT UPTON, AND THE CHARGE DE MISSION OF THE UNHCR, MR FAZLUL KARIM, THROUGH AN EXCHANGE OF LETTERS.

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS IN THE JOINT STATEMENT THAT APPROPRIATE HUMANITARIAN CRITERIA BASED ON THE UNHCR HANDBOOK ON PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING REFUGEE STATUS UNDER THE 1951 CONVENTION AND THE 1967 PROTOCOL, WILL BE APPLIED IN THE DETERMINATION OF REFUGEE STATUS.

THESE CRITERIA, WHICH TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE SPECIAL SITUATION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS FROM VIETNAM, ARE REFLECTED IN THE QUESTIONNAIRE WHICH WILL FORM THE BASIS FOR INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED BY IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT OFFICERS DURING THE SCREENING OF VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE ARRIVED AFTER THE CHANGE IN POLICY ON JUNE 15 THIS YEAR.

IN THE STATEMENT, THE UNHCR CONFIRMS THAT IT HAS BEEN CONSULTED FULLY ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CRITERIA AND THE PROCEDURES TO BE USED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT FOR THE DETERMINATION OF REFUGEE STATUS. THE UNHCR ALSO CONFIRMS THAT IT WILL BRIEF THE GOVERNMENT’S INTERVIEWERS.

THE DETERMINATION PROCEDURES, INCLUDING THE APPEALS PROCEDURES, WILL BE MONITORED BY THE UNHCR. THIS INCLUDES OBSERVING THE PROCEDURES ON A SELECTIVE BASIS AND ADVISING THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT BOTH ON INDIVIDUAL CASES AND ON DETERMINATION GENERALLY.

"THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WILL ADVISE PERSONS DETERMINED NOT TO BE REFUGEES OF THE RIGHT OF OBJECTION UNDER SECTION 53 OF THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 115) AND OF THEIR RIGHT OF LEGAL ADVICE IN PREPARING AN OBJECTION AGAINST REFUSAL OF REFUGEE STATUS.

"UNHCR WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO ENSURE THAT LEGAL ADVICE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL THOSE WHO NEED IT," THE STATEMENT READS.

/THE HONG KONG

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1988

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT MEANWHILE REAFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO TREAT THOSE ASYLUM SEEKERS DETERMINED BY THIS PROCEDURE NOT TO BE REFUGEES IN A HUMANE AND DIGNIFIED MANNER PENDING THEIR SAFE REPATRIATION TO VIETNAM.

"THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENSURE THAT SATISFACTORY CONDITIONS OF ACCOMMODATION ARE PROVIDED FOR ALL VIETNAMESE AS AND WHEN RESOURCES ALLOW," THE STATEMENT READS.

ON RESETTLEMENT AND OTHER DURABLE SOLUTIONS, THE AGREEMENT CONFIRMS THAT THE UNHCR WILL CONTINUE TO USE ITS BEST ENDEAVOURS TO SECURE THE EARLY RESETTLEMENT OR OTHER DURABLE SOLUTIONS FOR ALL REFUGEES IN HONG KONG, AND APPROPRIATE DURABLE SOLUTIONS FOR ALL OTHER PERSONS OF CONCERN TO UNHCR.

ON FUNDING, THE STATEMENT CONFIRMS THAT THE UNHCR WILL CONTINUE TO MEET THE COSTS OF THE CARE, MAINTENANCE AND SOCIAL SERVICES REQUIRED BY ALL ASYLUM SEEKERS, REFUGEES AND PERSONS DETERMINED NOT TO BE REFUGEES AS PROVIDED IN PROJECT AGREEMENTS WITH THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

THESE INCLUDE THE COSTS OF FOOD, WATER, FUEL, TRANSPORT, REFLIEF ITEMS, EDUCATION AND TRAINING, RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND LEGAL ADVICE.* THE UNHCR WILL ALSO PROVIDE EDUCATION, MEDICAL SERVICES, VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND JOB PLACEMENT SERVICES FOR REFUGEES.

REGARDING THE TREATMENT OF ASYLUM SEEKERS AND PERSONS DETERMINED NOT TO BE REFUGEES, IT IS SPELT OUT IN THE STATEMENT THAT THE CONDITIONS FOR THEM WILL, SUBJECT TO EXCEPTIONAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS, BE NO MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN THOSE THAT APPLIED IN CLOSED CENTRES PRIOR TO JUNE 16 THIS YEAR.

ON THE TREATMENT OF REFUGEES, THE STATEMENT CONFIRMS THAT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WILL START AN IMMEDIATE AND PROGRESSIVE OPENING OF THE CLOSED CENTRES. THE UNHCR THROUGH THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WILL PROGRESSIVELY ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THESE CENTRES.

THE UNHCR ALSO CONFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MANAGEMENT 01 THE NEW REFUGEE CENTRE AT TUEN MUN AREA 46A, TO BE EXERCISED THROUGH ITS OPERATIONAL PARTNERS, AND TO MEET ALL OF THE OPERATING COSTS.

IN ADDITION, UNHCR WILL LAUNCH AN INTERNATIONAL APPEAL IN EARLY 1989 FOR FUNDS TOWARDS THE CAPITAL COST OF THE CENTRE.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1988

COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH IMPORTANT IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT: SIR DAVID .*,**»«

THE GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID WILSON, TODAY (TUESDAY) STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF A MORE COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO DEVELOPING AND IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENT OF RURAL AREAS.

ADDRESSING THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE 27TII TERM OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK, SIR DAVID SAID THAT ALTHOUGH MOST DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES HAD TAKEN PLACE IN THE NEW TOWNS, THE GOVERNMENT WAS FULLY AWARE OF THE NEED TO IMPROVE THE RURAL AREAS.

"THE URBAN FRINGE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME AND THE LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME HAVE ALREADY BROUGHT ABOUT SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ENVIRONMENT OF SOME OF THESE AREAS.

"BUT WE ARE NOT CONVINCED THAT THIS RATHER FRAGMENTED APPROACH IS THE BEST WAY OF TACKLING THE PROBLEM.

"INEVITABLY IT IS PIECEMEAL. A MORE COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH IS NEEDED," HE SAID.

SIR DAVID SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS NOW DRAWING UP A RURAL PLANNING AND IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE AND SYSTEMATIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE RURAL AREAS.

RECOGNISING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF THE KUK IN PROVIDING A BRIDGE BETWEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE RURAL POPULATION, THE GOVERNOR SAID THE EXPERIENCE AND ADVICE OF KUK MEMBERS WOULD BE OF" GREAT IMPORTANCE DURING THE EXERCISE.

"AS A FIRST STEP - AND TO ENSURE THAT LOCAL WISHES AND PREFERENCES ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT FROM THE START - THREE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE KUK HAVE BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEETINGS OF THE STEERING GROUP OF THE URBAN FRINGE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME," HE SAID.

"ONCE A FIRST DRAFT HAS BEEN DRAWN UP, THE KUK’S ADVICE WILL ALSO BE SOUGHT ON THE RURAL PLANNING AND IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY ITSELF.

"THIS APPROACH SHOWS HOW MUCH IMPORTANCE THE GOVERNMENT ATTACHES TO CONSULTING THE KUK ON MATTERS AFFECTING THE RURAL POPULATION."

SIR DAVID SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD ALSO CONTINUE TO USE WELL ESTABLISHED CHANNELS FOR REGULAR DISCUSSIONS ON OTHER MATTERS OF PARTICULAR CONCERN TO THE KUK, SUCH \S LAND POLICY, SMALL HOUSE POLICY AND LAND RESUMPTION.

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NOTING THAT A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE TERRITORY HAD MOVED IN AS THE NEW TERRITORIES HAD DEVELOPED, SIR DAVID SAID THE KUK HAD SENSIBLY RECOGNISED THIS CHANGE BY EXPANDING ITS MEMBERSHIP TO INCLUDE MEMBERS WHO WERE NOT INDIGENOUS VILLAGERS.

"THESE CO-OPTED COUNCILLORS, WHO ALL HAVE CLOSE TIES WITH THE NEW TERRITORIES, BRING WITH THEM A WIDE RANGE OF EXPERTISE," HE SAID.

"THEY ALSO GIVE THE KUK A WIDER REPRESENTATIVE BASE WHICH WILL HELP IT TO MEET THE NEW CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE."

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TAC DISCUSSES HIGHER FIXED PENALTY FINES

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THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE TODAY (TUESDAY) DISCUSSED PROPOSALS TO RAISE THE LEVEL OF FIXED PENALTY FINES FOR TRAFFIC OFFENCES TO STRENGTHEN THE DETERRENT EFFECT OF FIXED PENALTY TICKETS.

IT WAS PROPOSED THAT THE FINE FOR PARKING AND OTHER MINOR TRAFFIC OFFENCES BE INCREASED FROM $140 TO $200 WHILE THAT FOR THE MORE SERIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENCES BE RAISED FROM $200 TO $280.

THE COMMITTEE NOTED THAT THERE HAD BEEN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF OVERLOADING OFFENCES IN THE PAST FEW YEARS -- FROM 1,644 IN 1985 TO 23,641 IN 1987.

IT WAS PROPOSED THAT THE FINE FOR OVERLOADING SHOULD GO UP FROM THE PRESENT $200 TO $450.

THE TAC ALSO DISCUSSED THE PROPOSAL TO INCLUDE THE OFFENCE OF OVERLOADING IN THE DRIVING OFFENCE POINTS SYSTEM.

MEMBERS FELT THAT THE PROPOSAL TO IMPOSE DRIVING OFFENCE POINTS ON GOODS VEHICLE DRIVERS FOR SERIOUS OVERLOADING OFFENCES SHOULD BE EXAMINED IN CONJUNCTION WITH EFFORTS ‘TO IDENTIFY MEASURES TO HOLD VEHICLE OWNERS RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH OFFENCES.

MEMBERS WERE INFORMED OF A PROPOSAL TO ADVANCE THE EXTENSION OF THE SEAT BELT LEGISLATION TO GOODS VEHICLES.

ORIGINALLY, IT WAS PLANNED THAT GOODS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 1990 WOULD BE REQUIRED TO BE FITTED WITH SEAT BELTS.

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UNDER THE PR0P0S,\L, THE EFFECTIVE DATE WOULD BE ADVANCED TO JULY 1, 1989 FOR GOODS VEHICLES REGISTERED ON OR AFTER THAT DATE.

IT WAS ALSO PROPOSED THAT THE COMPULSORY WEARING OF SEAT BELTS FOR GOODS VEHICLES WOULD ALSO TAKE EFFECT FROM JULY 1, 1989.

THE TAC DISCUSSED THE APPLICATIONS FROM THE HONGKONG AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY AND THE STAR FERRY COMPANY FOR A FRANCHISED PASSENGER FERRY SERVICE BETWEEN CENTRAL AND TSIM SHA TSUI EAST. NO DECISION WAS TAKEN. *

MEMBERS WERE BRIEFED ON THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY, CARRIED OUT IN MARCH THIS YEAR, ON THE LEVEL OF TAXI SERVICE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND IN THE URBAN AREAS.

REGARDING THE EFFECTS THAT A RE-INTRODUCTION OF SUMMER TIME WOULD HAVE ON TRANSPORT SERVICES IN HONG KONG, MEMBERS NOTED THE VIEWS OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS AND THE ASSESSMENT MADE BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ON THE IMPACT ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES.

THE VIEWS OF THE TRANSPORT OPERATORS HAD BEEN FORWARDED TO THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION.

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IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF HONG KONG’S TRADING SYSTEM, FUTURE EXPORTS OF COLOUR TELEVISION SETS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM WILL REQUIRE CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN.

THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MRS REGINA IP, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT THE DECISION HAD BEEN TAKEN IN THE LIGHT OF SOME CONCERN EXPRESSED BY BRITAIN, AND FOLLOWING CONSULTATION WITH THE TRADE ADVISORY BOARD.

FROM NOVEMBER 1, COLOUR TELEVISIONS MANUFACTURED ANT) ORIGINATING IN HONG KONG MUST BE COVERED BY CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN ISSUED BY THE TRADE DEPARTMENT OR ONE OF THE FIVE GOVERNMENT-APPROVED CERTIFICATION ORGANISATIONS.

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BRITAIN HAS EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT POSSIBLE ORIGIN PROBLEMS WITH TELEVISION SETS SHIPPED FROM HONG KONG, SHE SAID, AND THE NEW SYSTEM WOULD ENSURE THAT CUSTOMS AND EXCISE OFFICERS IN THE UK COULD EASILY IDENTIFY CONSIGNMENTS OF GENUINE COLOUR TELEVISION SETS FROM THE TERRITORY AND THUS SPEED CUSTOMS CLEARANCE.

"THE REQUIREMENT DEMONSTRATES HONG KONG’S RESOLVE TO MAINTAIN ITS STATUS AS A SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY AND TO TAKE EFFECTIVE ACTION AGAINST ORIGIN FRAUDS," MRS IP SAID.

"OUR MANUFACTURERS WILL BE ABLE TO MEET ORIGIN REQUIREMENTS AND RIGOROUS ENFORCEMENT WILL HELP PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF OUR TRADING SYSTEM."

THE FIVE GOVERNMENT-APPROVED CERTIFICATION ORGANISATIONS AUTHORISED TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN ARE:

HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,

INDIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, HONG KONG

FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES,

CHINESE MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG

CHINESE GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

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AIR LETTER SERVICES TO UK RESUME * * t t

THE HONG KONG POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AIR LETTER SERVICES TO THE UNITED KINGDOM HAVE RESUMED.

THIS MEANS THAT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SPEEDPOST SERVICE, ALL POSTAL SERVICES TO THE UNITED KINGDOM HAVE RETURNED TO NORMAL.

SPEEDPOST SERVICE IS STILL ONLY OPEN FOR II MAJOR CITIES -BIRMINGHAM, BRISTOL, EDINBURGH, GLASGOW, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON, MANCHESTER, NEWCASTLE, NOTTINGHAM, AND READING.

POST OFFICE CUSTOMERS WILL BE ADVISED WHEN SPEEDPOST SERVICE FOR OTHER CITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM RETURNS TO NORMAL.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1988

REMINDER ON LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING OUTSIDE HK

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EMPLOYERS OR THEIR DULY AUTHORISED AGENTS ARE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF $50,000 FOR FAILING TO ENTER INTO A WRITTEN CONTRACT WITH MANUAL WORKERS WHOM THEY ENGAGE TO WORK OUTSIDE HONG KONG.

THE FINE IS ALSO APPLICABLE IF EMPLOYERS FAIL TO PRESENT THE CONTRACTS SIGNED BY THE WORKERS TO THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT FOR ATTESTATION BEFORE THEIR DEPARTURE.

IN ADDITION, EMPLOYERS WILL BE PROSECUTED IF THEY INDUCE A WORKER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WHICH DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE LAW OR COUNSEL A WORKER TO TAKE UP EMPLOYMENT BEFORE THE CONTRACT IS ATTESTED.

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT UNDER THE CONTRACTS FOR EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE HONG KONG ORDINANCE, A CONTRACT MUST CONTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT RATES OF WAGES AND OVERTIME, DAYS AND HOURS OF WORK, REST DAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

"IT MUST PROVIDE FOR VARYING OR TERMINATING THE CONTRACT AND MAKE THE EMPLOYER RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING PASSAGES TO AND FROM THE PLACE OF WORK FOR THE WORKER," THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

"THE CONTRACT SHOULD ALSO SPECIFY THE EMPLOYER’S LIABILITY TO PAY FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES.

"IN ESSENCE, THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS DEFINED IN THE CONTRACT MUST BE BROADLY IN LINE WITH THOSE PROVIDED UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE AND THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE, BOTH OF WHICH RELATE TO EMPLOYEES IN HONG KONG.”

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT THERE WAS A DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS ATTESTED BY THE DEPARTMENT THIS YEAR.

BETWEEN JANUARY AND AUGUST, THE EXTERNAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT ATTESTED 136 FIRST CONTRACTS AND 65 RE-ENGAGEMENT CONTRACTS. THESE COMPARE WITH 164 FIRST CONTRACTS AND 99 RE-ENGAGEMENT CONTRACTS ATTESTED IN THE SAME EIGHT-MONTH PERIOD LAST YEAR.

"OBVIOUSLY, THE NUMBER OF MANUAL WORKERS TAKING UP EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE HONG KONG FAR EXCEEDS THE NUMBER OF CONTRACTS ATTESTED," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE ADVISED WORKERS INTENDING TO WORK OUTSIDE HONG KONG TO ENSURE, IN THEIR OWN INTEREST, THAT THEIR EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS HAVE BEEN ATTESTED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT BEFORE DEPARTURE.

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EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT THE PROPER PROCEDURES IN RECRUITING WORKERS FOR EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE HONG KONG ARE ALSO WELCOME TO CONTACT THE SERVICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

THE EXTERNAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE IS LOCATED ON THE 12TH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE BY TELEPHONING 5-8523535 OR 5-8523537.

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SEMINARS ON SAFETY FOR FISHERMEN » » ♦ ♦ ♦

THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HAS ORGANISED A SERIES OF THREE SEMINARS THIS MONTH TO PROMOTE GREATER AWARENESS OF WORKING SAFETY ON BOARD FISHING VESSELS IN ORDER TO HELP FISHERMEN PREVENT ACCIDENTS.

THE FIRST SEMINAR WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AT 10 AM AT THE DEPARTMENT’S ABERDEEN FISHERIES OFFICES, 100A SHEK PAI WAN ROAD, ABERDEEN (NEXT TO THE FMO ABERDEEN FISH MARKET).

THE TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SAFETY, FIRE HARZARD PREVENTION AND SAFETY IN USING LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS.

EXPERTS FROM THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AND MARINE DEPARTMENT WILL DELIVER THE TALKS AT THE SEMINAR WHICH WILL LAST UNTIL 4 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE SEMINAR WILL BE PRECEDED BY A PRESS BRIEFING BY THE DEPARTMENT’S SENIOR FISHERIES OFFICER, DR PAUL MAK, AT THE ABERDEEN FISHERIES OFFICES, AT 9.45 AM.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE BRIEFING.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1988

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PROPER HANDLING OF PLEASURE VESSELS URGED » » f t t

THE MARINE DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) URGED OWNERS AND COXSWAINS OF PLEASURE VESSELS TO HANDLE THEIR BOATS PROPERLY AND TO PRACTISE GOOD SEAMANSHIP AT ALL TIMES.

THE DEPARTMENT MADE THIS APPEAL FOLLOWING RECENT COMPLAINTS ABOUT IMPROPER USE OF VESSELS AND INCONSIDERATE BEHAVIOUR BY PERSONS IN CHARGE OF VESSELS.

A SENIOR MARINE OFFICER, MR TSANG MAN-CHING, SAID THE SURE WAY TO ENSURE A SAFE AND HAPPY VOYAGE WAS TO OBSERVE THE "RULES OF THE ROAD” AT ALL TIMES.

HE SAID THAT IN COMPLYING WITH THE REGULATIONS IN PREVENTING COLLISIONS IT WAS GOOD SEAMANSHIP TO BE COURTEOUS AND TO SHOW DUE CONSIDERATION TO OTHER VESSELS.

"FOR INSTANCE, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO REDUCE SPEED AND TO BRING THE VESSEL UNDER CONTROL WHEN APPROACHING OR MANOEUVRING IN CONGESTED WATERS SUCH AS OFF LANDING STEPS, PUBLIC PIERS AND AT POPULAR ANCHORAGES," HE SAID.

OWNERS AND COXSWAINS ARE ASKED TO PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION WHEN PASSING VESSELS STOPPED IN ANCHORAGES.

"ALWAYS BEAR IN MIND THAT THERE MAY BE SWIMMERS IN THE WATER AND THAT SMALL VESSELS UNDERWAY IN CLOSE PROXIMITY MAY BE OBSCURED BY NEARBY LARGER VESSELS," MR TSANG SAID.

MR TSANG SAID IN SELECTING AN ANCHORAGE, DUE ALLOWANCE SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR THE EFFECT OF WIND, TIDE AND THE PRESENCE OF OTHER ANCHORED VESSELS.

"NEVER ANCHOR TOO CLOSE TO OTHER VESSELS," HE SAID, NOTING THAT IF THE INTENDED ANCHORAGE IS ALREADY CONGESTED, CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO ANCHORING FURTHER OUT OR PROCEEDING TO ANOTHER ANCHORAGE.

MR TSANG ADDED THAT EVEN AFTER DROPPING THE ANCHOR, LOOKOUT SHOULD BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES AS THE VESSEL MAY SWING IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS AND DRAG ITS ANCHOR.

HE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT SOME POPULAR BOATING AREAS ARE DESIGNATED SPEED RESTRICTED ZONES WHERE A SPEED LIMIT OF FIVE KNOTS IS IMPOSED.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1988

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A PLAN SHOWING THE LOCATIONS OF THE SPEED RESTRICTED ZONES CAN BE OBTAINED FREE OF CHARGE FROM THE PLEASURE VESSELS UNIT OF THE DEPARTMENT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL, OR UPON REQUEST BY MAIL.

"SPEED BOAT COXSWAINS ARE ASKED TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE LIMITS OF THESE ZONES," MR TSANG SAID. "THEY SHOULD CONSIDER PLACING THE PLAN ON BOARD FOR EASY REFERENCE.

"THEY MUST ALSO REMEMBER THAT WATER SKIING IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN IN SPEED RESTRICTED ZONES."

MR TSANG SAID WHEN A PLEASURE VESSEL IS USED IN WATER-SKIING ACTIVITIES, THERE MUST BE A PERSON AGED 18 YEARS OR OLDER ACCOMPANYING THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE VESSEL AND TO ACT AS A LOOKOUT AND TO ADVISE THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE VESSEL OF THE SKIER’S SITUATION.

TURNING TO JET-SKIS AND WATER SCOOTERS, MR TSANG SAID BECAUSE OF THE SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION OF THESE SMALL CRAFT THE LICENCES FOR THEM REQUIRED RIDERS TO WEAR LIFE-JACKETS.

"THESE SMALL CRAFT SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN DAYLIGHT HOURS AND THEY MUST BE FITTED WITH AUTOMATIC STOPPING DEVICES SO AS TO AVOID ACCIDENTS SHOULD THE RIDERS FALL OFF.

"IT IS ALSO AGAINST THE LAW FOR CHILDREN UNDER 16 TO OPERATE JET-SKIS AND WATER SCOOTERS," HE SAID.

MR TSANG REMINDED OWNERS AND COXSWAINS OF PLEASURE VESSELS OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

ALL PLEASURE VESSELS MUST BE LICENSED;

» THE NUMBER OF PERSONS CARRIED MUST NOT EXCEED THE NUMBER SPECIFIED IN THE LICENCE;

THE TYPE AND THE NUMBER OF LIFE-SAVING APPARATUS AND FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT MUST COMPLY WITH SPECIFICATIONS OF THE LICENCE; AND

* ALL PLEASURE VESSELS WHEN UNDERWAY MUST HAVE ON BOARD PERSONS HOLDING APPROPRIATE LOCAL MASTER AND LOCAL ENGINEER CERTIFICATES (EXCEPT FOR VESSELS OF THREE METRES OR LESS IN LENGTH AND WITH ENGINES OF NOT MORE THAN THREE KW IN POWER AND THE OPERATORS ARE AGED OVER 16).

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1988

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SHAM SHUI PO COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION » * ♦ ♦ *

A COMMITTEE HAS BEEN SET UP IN SHAM SHUI PO TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE DISTRICT, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICE SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE COMMITTEE WILL ADVISE THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICER ON THE STRATEGY FOR PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION OUTSIDE SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT, CARRYING OUT RESEARCH AND COLLECTING INFORMATION ON MATTERS RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.

IT ALSO AIMS AT FOSTERING AWARENESS OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY BY PARTICIPATING IN, AND SUBSIDISING AND ORGANISING, COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECTS.

AT THE SAME TIME, IT WILL MAINTAIN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON POLICIES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMMES \ND RELATED MATTERS.

AT ITS FIRST MEETING HELD RECENTLY, THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION AGREED TO ORGANISE A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES TO ACHIEVE ITS OBJECTIVES.

THE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE AN EXHIBITION, A SLOGAN COMPETITION, A VISIT TO THE CIVIC EDUCATION INFORMATION CENTRE, A MOCK DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AND VARIOUS SEMINARS.

THE COMMITTEE, WHICH IS APPOINTED BY THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICER, IS CHAIRED BY A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, MR WU MAN-YUNG.

THE OTHER 17 MEMBERS ARE DRAWN FROM A WIDE CROSS-SECTION OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD, AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS.

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WEST NT LANDE ILL PROJECT ON AGENDA ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO DISCUSS A PAPER SUBMITTED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT CONCERNING FINDINGS OF A STUDY ON THE WEST NEW TERRITORIES LANDFILL PROJECT.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE DEPARTMENT WILL ATTEND THE MEETING TO EXPLAIN TO MEMBERS THE BACKGROUND TO THE PROJECT, THE FILLING STRATEGY AND OPERATIONAL CONTROLS.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE LAND UTILISATION PROBLEM RELATED TO THE CONTAINER INDUSTRY IN TUEN MUN AND ITS EFFECT ON THE COMMUNITY, THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM OF LUNG KWU TAN AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SHELTER FOR THE TUEN MUN TOWN PARK THEATRE.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE SILTING OF THE DRAINAGE AT SIU ON COURT, IMPROVEMENT OF LIGHTING IN AREA 37B AND LIVING ENVIRONMENT OF SAN SHEK WAN, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION CAUSED RY FACTORIES AT SAN HING TSUEN, AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF' PROl’OSED DUMPING OF ASBESTOS WASTE IN PILLAR POINT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE DISTRICT BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR, GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, NO. I TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

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DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS CULTURAL ACTIVITIES * ♦ ♦ ♦ *

THE CULTURE COMMITTEE OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE PROGRESS REPORT ON CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES PLANNED FOR THE DISTRICT AND THE EXTENSION ACTIVITIES OF YUEN LONG PUBLIC LIBRARY.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE FINAL PREPARATION WORK FOR A MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL VARIETY SHOW TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY EVENING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CULTURE COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD TO BEGIN AT 3 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE DISTRICT BOARD’S CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE 13TH FLOOR OF THE YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 2 K1U LOK SQUARE, YUEN LONG.

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NORTH DB TO DISCUSS TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT

MEMBERS OF THE NORTH DISTRICT’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WILL EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON THE DRAFT 1989-90 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT AT A MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

AT THE MEETING, THE MEMBERS WILL CONSIDER THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE MAN KAM TO ROAD TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT AND TO LUK KENG ROAD.

THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED RELAXATION OF "CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS" ON JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND COMPLAINTS OF THE NON-STOPPAGE OF VEHICLES PASSING THROUGH THE ZEBRA-CROSSINGS AT LUNG YEUK TAU AND KWAN TEI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD'S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING ROUNDABOUT, FANLING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY). THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2 PM.

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TWO LANTERN CARNIVALS IN WESTERN DISTRICT * t t t »

TWO LANTERN CARNIVALS WILL BE HELD IN WESTERN DISTRICT TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE FIRST CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) AT THE KING GEORGE V MEMORIAL PARK IN SAI YING PUN, STARTING AT 7 PM.

ELDERLY PEOPLE WILL BE ENTERTAINED BY A CANTONESE OPERA PERFORMANCE AND CHILDREN WILL BE GIVEN FREE LANTERNS.

THE SECOND CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) AT THE FORBES STREET TEMPORARY PLAYGROUND, ALSO STARTING AT 7 PM.

IT WILL FEATURE A MAGIC SHOW, ACROBATIC PERFORMANCE, LANTERN RIDDLES, PALM READING, STALL GAMES AND A LUCKY DRAW.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1988

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THESE ACTIVITIES ARE BEING ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SAI YING PUN AREA COMMITTEE, KENNEDY TOWN AND MOUNT DAVIS AREA COMMITTEE AND OTHER LOCAL ORGANISATIONS. BOTH WILL BE ATTENDED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEPHEN FISHER.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, AND ITS SUB-OFFICES.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 5-8523002 OR 5-8170196.

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MID-AUTUMN FESTIVITIES IN KWUN TONG » * t *

KWUN TONG DISTRICT WILL BE CELEBRATING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND WITH A VARIETY OF CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

THE ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING A CARNIVAL, NIGHT CRUISE, "OPERA NITE" AND VARIETY SHOW WILL BE STAGED IN VARIOUS PARTS OF KWUN TONG TO PROVIDE FREE ENTERTAINMENT FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS.

A MAJOR ATTRACTION WILL BE THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT MID-AL'TUMN LANTERN CARNIVAL SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) AT THE HONG NING ROAD PLAYGROUND.

THE CARNIVAL HAS BECOME A POPULAR ANNUAL EVENT.

IT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT CULTURE AND RECREATION PROMOTION ASSOCIATION, WITH SPONSORSHIP BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

THE CARNIVAL WILL FEATURE FORTUNE-TELLING, LANTERN RIDDLES, ACROBATICS, A LION DANCE, \ DEMONSTRATION OF CHINESE FOLK ARTS, A VARIETY SHOW AND STALL GAMES.

WINNING ENTRIES IN A RICEIIT LANTERN DESIGN COMPET I I I ON WILL BE DISPLAYED VI THE VENUE.

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DETAILS OF THE MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATIONS

IN KWUN TONG ARE AS

FOLLOWS:

DATE TIME EVENT VENUE

SEPTEMBER 24 (SATURDAY) 7 PM WEST NGAU TAU KOK AREA NITE 1988 LOWER NGAU TAU KOK NO. 8 PLAYGROUND

7.30 PM MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL RESPECT FOR THE ELDERLY CANTONESE OPERA NITE LOK WAH ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE

7.30 PM KWUN TONG DISTRICT MID-AUTUMN LANTERN CARNIVAL HONG NING ROAD PLAYGROUND

SEPTEMBER 26 (MONDAY) 6 PM MID-AUTUMN NIGHT CRUISE VICTORIA HARBOUR

8 PM LAM TIN (SOUTH) MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL VARIETY SHOW LAM TIN ESTATE (II) NO. 6 PLAYGROUND

7.30 PM NGAU TAU KOK NORTH JORDAN VALLEY ESTATE MID-AUTUMN NITE JORDAN VALLEY ESTATE NO. 1 PLAYGROUND

PHOTO CONTEST TO BOOST ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AWARENESS

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PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT 'ENTRIES TO A PHOTO COMPETITION WHICH IS BEING HELD AS PART OF THE 1988 ISLANDS DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION CAMPAIGN. ENTRIES MUST BE SENT IN BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30.

THE COMPETITION AIMS AT DRAWING ISLANDERS' ATTENTION TO THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND ENTRIES SHOULD BE ABLE TO FEATURE THE PROBLEMATIC SPOTS THAT CALL FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE DISTRICT.

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AN EXHIBITION OF THE WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE HELD ON EACH OF THE FOUR MAIN ISLANDS OF THE DISTRICT - LANTAU, CHEUNG CHAU, PENG CHAU AND - LAMMA NEXT MONTH TO AROUSE ISLANDERS' AWARENESS OF THE ISSUE AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO JOIN WITH THE GOVERNMENT IN CONSERVING THE ENVIRONMENT.

THE COMPETITION IS ORGANISED BY THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD'S COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, WHICH IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISTRICT’S ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION CAMPAIGN.

THE COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL RESIDENTS IN HONG KONG. THE ENTRIES ARE RESTRICTED TO COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS WITH A SIZE OF 254 MM X 203 MM AND THEY NEED NOT BE FRAMED.

ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE BY TELEPHONING 5-8524325.

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ENTRY DEADLINE FOR 21ST TOLO HARBOUR SWIM » » * *

SWIMMERS INTENDING TO TAKE PART IN THE 21ST CROSS TOLO HARBOUR RACE TO BE HELD IN TAI PO NEXT MONTH SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS BY SEPTEMBER 27 (TUESDAY).

THE ANNUAL CROSS-HARBOUR SWIM, WHICH IS ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD AND A BREWERY, WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 16 (SUNDAY).

THE 2,400-METRE RACE IS OPEN TO SWIMMERS AGED 12 OR ABOVE. IT WILL START AT 10 AM AT SHUEN WAN AND FINISH AT TAI MEI TUK.

THE FIRST 10 SWIMMERS TO FINISH IN THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GROUPS WILL BE AWARDED TROPHIES, WHILE THOSE WHO COMPLETE THE FULL COURSE WITHIN 90 MINUTES WILL RECEIVE COMMEMORATIVE CERTIFICATES.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT -ALL DISTRICT OFFICES, OFFICES OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH (RUTTONJEE HOUSE, 14TH FLOOR, 11 DUDDELL STREET, CENTRAL.)

THEY ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTER AND THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION (LI FOOK LAM INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE, ON CHEUNG ROAD, TAI PO AND TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB SWIMMING POOL, ON PONG ROAD, TAI PO).

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE DELIVERED TO THE LI FOOK LAM INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE EITHER BY POST OR IN PERSON BY SEPTEMBER 27.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE BY CALLING 0-6568661, 0-6587217 OR

0-6549141.

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MEASURES TO IMPROVE KWUN TONG TRAFFIC FLOW » » * » »

A NEW SET OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON SEPTEMBER 27 TO RELIEVE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT THE EASTERN KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA.

STEPS HAVE ALSO BEEN TAKEN TO SPEED UP CONSTRUCTION WORKS IN THE AREA.

"THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME ARE TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN THE AREA AND TO REDUCE THE CONFLICT BETWEEN PEDESTRIANS AND VEHICLES PARTICULARLY ALONG HOI YUEN ROAD," A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

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THE SCHEME WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING MEASURES:

RE-ROUTEING

* THE SECTION OF HOI YUEN ROAD BETWEEN SHING YIP STREET AND WAI YIP STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY SOUTHBOUND; TWO-WAY TRAFFIC WILL CONTINUE ON THE SECTION OF HOI YUEN ROAD BETWEEN SHING YIP STREET AND KWUN TONG ROAD.

« THE SECTION OF KING YIP STREET BETWEEN HUNG TO ROAD AND HING YIP STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND;

THE SECTION OF TSUN YIP STREET BETWEEN HUNG TO ROAD AND WAI YIP STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND;

THE SECTION OF HUNG TO ROAD BETWEEN HOI YUEN ROAD AND KING YIP STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

DESIGNATION OF BUS ONLY LANE

THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF SHING YIP STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH HOI YUEN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED AS BUS ONLY LANE.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1988

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BANNING OF VEHICULAR TURNING MOVEMENTS

THE FOLLOWING VEHICULAR TURNING MOVEMENTS WILL BE BANNED:

* THE RIGHT TURN FROM HUNG TO ROAD EASTBOUND ONTO TSUN YIP STREET SOUTHBOUND;

* THE LEFT TURN FROM WAI YIP STREET EASTBOUND ONTO HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND;

t THE LEFT TURN FROM HUNG TO ROAD EASTBOUND ONTO HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND;

* THE RIGHT TURN FROM HING YIP STREET EASTBOUND ONTO KING YIP STREET SOUTHBOUND;

THE LEFT TURN FROM KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND ONTO HUNG TO ROAD WESTBOUND;

THE RIGHT TURN FROM SHING YIP STREET WESTBOUND ONTO HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND; AND

* THE RIGHT TURN FROM CHA KWO LING ROAD NORTHBOUND ONTO LEI YUE MUN ROAD EASTBOUND.

ADDITIONAL ROAD LINK BETWEEN KING YIP STREET AND CHA KWO LING

ROAD

* DECKING OF PART OF THE NULLAH ADJACENT TO KING YIP STREET TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL ROAD LINK BETWEEN SHING YIP STREET AND CHA KWO LING ROAD.

URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS

♦ TIGHTER URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION^ AT CERTAIN ROADS INCLUDING HOI YUEN ROAD, SHING YIP STREET, KING YIP STREET, HUNG TO ROAD AND WAI YIP STREET.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN KWUN TONG AND PARTICULARLY IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA HAS BEEN A LONG STANDING PROBLEM.

IN THE TOWN CENTRE THERE IS ALSO A NEED TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES TO COPE WITH THE ANTICIPATED INCREASE IN TRAFFIC VOLUMES WITH THE OPENING OF THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING NEXT YEAR.

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A TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN KWUN TONG WAS FORMULATED AND THE ROADWORKS UNDER A $40 MILLION CONTRACT STARTED IN JUNE THIS YEAR ARE EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED LATE NEXT YEAR.

OPPORTUNITY IS ALSO TAKEN TO RECONSTRUCT AND STRENGTHEN SOME SECTIONS OF THE ROADS WHICH WERE BUILT MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO AND HAVE DETERIORATED.

THE TOWN CENTRE WORKS ARE TO BE COMPLETED IN FOUR STAGES WHILE THE INDUSTRIAL AREA WORKS WILL BE DONE IN THREE STAGES.

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT HAVE DEVISED TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS AND KEPT THEM UNDER CONSTANT REVIEW TO ENSURE THAT THE DISRUPTION EFFECT OF CONSTRUCTION WORKS IS KEPT TO A MINIMUM.

THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME TO BE CARRIED OUT LATER THIS MONTH IN THE EASTERN INDUSTRIAL AREA IS A RESULT OF THEIR EFFORTS.

TO SHORTEN THE PERIOD FOR REBUILDING ROADS, THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT HAS MODIFIED THE RECONSTRUCTION METHOD AT SIX LOCATIONS.

AS A RESULT, THE COMPLETION DATE FOR THE CARRIAGEWAY WORKS IN THE EASTERN INDUSTRIAL AREA WILL BE BROUGHT FORWARD BY ABOUT TWO MONTHS TO THE END OF MARCH NEXT YEAR.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CAUSEWAY BAY

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CAUSEWAY BAY FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23).

CANAL ROAD EAST BETWEEN HENNESSY ROAD .AND TANG LUNG STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

MEANWHILE, TANG LUNG STREET BETWEEN HENNESSY ROAD AND CANAL ROAD EAST WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY EASTBOUND TO ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

ALSO, VEHICLES ON HENNESSY ROAD WESTBOUND HEADING FOR CANAL ROAD EAST WILL BE DIVERTED VIA TANG LUNG STREET.

THESE MEASURES WILL LAST FOR ABOUT SEVEN WEEKS TO FACILITATE LAYING OF WATER MAINS IN CANAL ROAD EAST.

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PING WUI STREET IN YUEN LONG OPENS TO PLB’S

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23), ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER PING WUI STREET IN YUEN LONG.

THE MEASURE IS TO COINCIDE WITH THE OPENING OF TWO NULLAH BRIDGES ON YUEN LONG NORTHERN BYPASS, SCHEDULED FOR NEXT TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

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TENDERS INVITED FOR BUILDING PUMPING STATION

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FRESH WATER PUMPING STATION AT CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD, NGAU CHI WAN.

THE NEW PUMPING STATION FORMS PART OF THE PROPOSED FURTHER EXTENSION TO THE NEW KOWLOON EAST HIGH LEVEL FRESH WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM.

IT WILL IMPROVE THE FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO HAMMER HILL, SHUN LEE TSUEN, NGAU TAU KOK AND LAM TIN AREAS.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN DECEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 30.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

DCS APPEALS FOR GOOD TURNOUT OF VOTERS IN LEGCO POLLING ........ 1

UK BUSINESSMEN URGED TO MAKE FULL USE OF HK'S POTENTIAL...... 2

STAGGERED RELEASE OF STAFF SUGGESTED WITH THE APPROACH OF

TYPHOON ....................................................   4

INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION ESSENTIAL IN WAR ON DRUGS ........... 5

NEW REGIONAL SECRETARY VISITS SHAM SHUT PO ..................... 6

BILL TO EXTEND ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE TO PRIVATE ROADS....... 7

DRAGONAIR GETS APPROVAL FOR HK/BEIJING CHARTERS ............... 10

ANALYSIS OF HALF-YEAR RE-EXPORT TRADE........................   11

COMMITTEE PRODUCES LEAFLET TO PROMOTE LRT SAFETY .............. 15

COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR VISITS FOOD FACTORY IN TAI PO ......... 15

SATE OF TWO GOVT LOTS FETCHES $172.5 MILLION................... 16

DB TO DISCUSS POLICY ON VR CLOSED CENTRES ..................... 16

DB'S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE TO MEET TOMORROW........ 17

MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS ORDINANCE ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA...... 18

YUEN LONG DB'S OVERSEAS STUDY TOUR ............................ 19

OPEN DAY AT CSD STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE....................... 19

MSB HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT MOVES .............................   20

NEW CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS ON PARADE .................. 20

ENTRY SCHEME FOR MACAU RESIDENTS .............................. 21

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CARNIVALS IN KWAI TSING ................... 22

CARNIVAL TO CELEBRATE LANTERN FESTIVAL IN YAU TSIM........... 22

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT FOR KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS 25

CARNIVALS TO CELEBRATE TAI PO MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.............. 24

CARNIVALS TO CELEBRATE MID-AUTUMN IN TUEN MUN.................. 25

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES FOR WONG TAI SIN RESIDENTS ................ 26

SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS ON HONG KONG

ISLAND FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL............................... 2?

FRESH WATER CUT IN KWUN TONG .................................. 3°

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1988

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DCS APPEALS FOR GOOD TURNOUT OF VOTERS IN LEGCO POLLING

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THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY, MR JOHN CHAN, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) URGED REGISTERED ELECTORS IN THE CONTESTED CONST ITUENCIES TO VOTE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

"1 APPEAL TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE REGISTERED ELECTORS IN THE CONTESTED CONSTITUENCIES TO SPEND A LITTLE TIME TO CAST THEIR VOTES," MR CHAN SAID AT A PRESS CONFERENCE.

"THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IS A KEY I’ART OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE, AND TOMORROW'S VOTING WILL HE THE CLIMAX OF THIS YEAR’S ELECTION," HE SAID.

MR CHAN EXPLAINED THAT THE VOTING PROCEDURE FOR THE NEARLY 17,000 REGISTERED ELECTORS IS SIMPLE: "JUST BRING ALONG YOUR POLL CARD AND IDENTITY CARD, AND GO TO THE POLLING STATION SPECIFIED ON THE POLL CARD AT ANY TIME BEFORE THE CLOSE OF THE POLL."

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POLLING STATIONS AKE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED AND VOTERS SHOULD HAVE NO DIFFICULTY IN FINDING THEM, HE SAID.

POLL CARDS WERE POSTED TO ALL THE REGISTERED ELECTORS ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THE ELECTIONS.

"THOSE ELECTORS WHO WISH TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THEIR ELECTORAL PARTICULARS OR THE VOTING PROCEDURE ARE REQUESTED TO CALL THE HOT-LINE 5-8653911 WHICH WILL BE MANNED FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM TOMORROW," MR CHAN SAID.

A TOTAL OF 16 CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED VALIDLY FOR THE ELECTIONS, 26 IN 12 ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES AND 20 IN 13 FUNCTIONAL CONST ITUENCIES.

THIRTEEN OF THE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN DECLARED ELECTED UNOPPOSED. THEY ARE FROM THREE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES AND NINE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES.

THE REMAINING 33 CANDIDATES ARE CONTESTING A TOTAL OF 13 SEATS IN NINE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES AND FOUR FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES.

A TOTAL OF 27 POLLING STATIONS HAVE BEEN SET UP THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY. THEY WILL BE MANNED BY 115 STAFF DRAWN FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

MR CHAN EXPLAINED THAT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE NATURE OF THE VARIOUS CONSTITUENCIES, DIFFERENT POLLING HOURS HAVE BEEN SET.

IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, POLLING HOURS WILL BE FROM 10 AM 1’0 11 AM FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCIES AND FROM 2.30 PM TO 3.30 PM FOR THE REGIONAL COUNCIL CONSTITUENCY.

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IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES, THE VOTING HOURS FOR THE FIRST COMMERCIAL CONSTITUENCY ARE FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM; AND FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM FOR THE ACCOUNTANCY, MEDICAL, AND HEALTH CARE CONSTITUENCIES.

’’COUNTING OF VOTES WILL TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY AFTER POLLING.” MR CHAN SAID.

ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES WILL BE COUNTED AT THE POLLING STATIONS. RESULTS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE BEFORE NOON FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCIES, AND BY ABOUT 4.15 PM FOR THE REGIONAL COUNCIL CONSTITUENCY.

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM IN WAN CHAI WILL BE THE CENTRAL COUNTING STATION FOR THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES. THE FIRST RESULT IS EXPECTED BY 8 PM AND THE LAST BY AROUND 2 AM ON FRIDAY.

IN ALL, 16,833 PEOPLE ARE REGISTERED ELECTORS IN THE 13 CONTESTED CONSTITUENCIES.

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UK BUSINESSMEN URGED TO MAKE FULL USE OF UK’S POTENTIAL

LORD GLENARTHUR TODAY (WEDNESDAY) URGED BRITISH BUSINESSMEN TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE POTENTIAL THAT HONG KONG HAS TO OFFER -- AS A MAJOR MARKET IN ITSELF AND AS A PLATFORM FOR FURTHER EXPANSION OF COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES IN (TUNA.

THE MINISTER OF STATE AT Till' FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR HONG KONG SAID A NEW AND EXCITING DYNAMISM WAS DEVELOPING IN ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN BRITAIN, HONG KONG AND CHINA.

‘IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT NONE OF US CAN AFFORD TO IGNORE,” HE TOLD A BUSINESS CONFERENCE ON (’111 N/A BEING HELD AT WILTON PARK IN WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND.

LORD GLENARTHUR FOCUSSED HIS SPEECH ON THE KEY ROLE THAT HE SAID HONG KONG HAD TO PLAY IN CHINA’S ’OPEN DOOR’ POLICY.

"HONG KONG OFFERS CHINA A GATEWAY TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS; IT OFFERS BRITAIN A SPRINGBOARD INTO CHINA, IT OFFERS CHINA A IIODIL OF WHAT IT COULD ACHIEVE OVER THE NEXT DECADES,” HE SAID.

"BUT NOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, IT OFFERS HONG KONG ITSELF A I RE III OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE ON TO GREATER PROSPERITY.”

CONDITIONS WERE RIGHT FOR DEVELOPMENT, AND BRITAIN, HONG KONG AND CHINA WOULD EACH BENEFIT.

/LORD GLENARTHUR........

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1988

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LORD GLENARTHUR SAID HONG KONG LAY AT THE HEART OF BRITAIN’S RELATIONS WITH CHINA, AND THE RELATIONSHIP WAS UNIQUE, WITH HONG KONG GIVING BRITAIN AND CHINA VITAL COMMON INTERESTS.

HE OUTLINED THE 'SWIFT AND DRAMATIC TRANSFORMATION’ THAT HAD TAKEN PLACE IN ECONOMIC AND TRADING LINKS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CHINA SINCE THE SIGNING OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION IN 1984.

"IN SHORT, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHINA AND HONG KONG HAS DEVELOPED RAPIDLY INTO ONE OF ECONOMIC INTERDEPENDENCE AND CONSIDERABLE MUTUAL BENEFIT," HE SAID, CITING AS AN EXAMPLE THE OVER ONE MILLION PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN CHINA WORKING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FOR HONG KONG BUSINESS INTERESTS.

LORD GLENARTHUR SAID BRITAIN, FOR ITS PART, HAD MASSIVE INTERESTS IN THE TERRITORY, AND IT WAS POURING MORE RESOURCES INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC RELATIONS WITH BOTH CHINA AND HONG KONG. "WE ARE PUTTING OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS," HE SAID.

FOR EXAMPLE, BRITAIN WAS SPONSORING AN INCREASED NUMBER OF TRADE MISSIONS TO HONG KONG AND CHINA, AND FIVE MINISTERIAL VISITORS WOULD BE COMING TO HONG KONG NEXT MONTH ALONE.

MORE WAS BEING DONE TO ENCOURAGE BRITISH COMPANIES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE ACCESS TO THE CHINA MARKET AFFORDED BY HONG KONG, AND THE BRITISH OVERSEAS TRADE BOARD WAS PROMOTING MORE EXHIBITIONS AND TRADE FAIRS.

IN ADDITION, BRITAIN WAS RAISING ITS OFFICIAL COMMERCIAL TRADE PROFILE IN HONG KONG, AND THE RECENT UPGRADING OF THE POST OF SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER WAS A TRUE REFLECTION OF THE INCREASED PRIORITY ATTACHED TO THE TERRITORY.

THE WATCHWORDS WERE "BUILD UP" AND "MOVE FORWARD", LORD GLENARTHUR SAID IN OUTLINING BRITISH COMMERCIAL INVOLVEMENT IN HONG KONG WHICH, HE SAID, SHOWED HOW WRONG WERE SOME PRESS REPORTS THAT CLAIMED THE BRITISH PRESENCE WAS IN DECLINE. *

LORD GLENARTHUR SAID THAT DOING BUSINESS IN AND THROUGH THE TERRITORY WOULD ALSO HELP TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL CONFIDENCE IN HONG KONG.

BRITAIN WAS FULLY AWARE OF ITS DEEP RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, HE SAID, AND THE JOINT DECLARATION BROUGHT BRITAIN AND CHINA TOGETHER IN A COMMON ENTERPRISE, NOT ONLY IN THE YEARS UP TO 1997, BUT THEREAFTER.

HE DESCRIBED THE JOINT DECLARATION AS A COMMITMENT, AN ACTION PLAN, A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS -- AND THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP WAS TURNING THIS BLUEPRINT INTO REALITY IN DETAILED, PAINSTAKING WORK.

/IN PARALLEL .......

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 211 1988


IN PARALLEL TO THE GROUP’S WORK, CHINA WAS DRAFTING A BASIC LAW FOR HONG KONG.

"IN BOTH THESE ACTIVITIES, ONE OF THE COMMON OBJECTIVES IS TO ENSURE THAT HONG KONG CONTINUES TO BE THE THRIVING FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS CENTRE IT IS NOW," HE SAID.

"THIS DYNAMIC AND ENCOURAGING POLITICAL FRAMEWORK IS CREATING THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION CAN FLOURISH."

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STAGGERED RELEASE OF STAFF SUGGESTED WITH THE APPROACH OF TYPHOON ♦ ♦ * ♦ t

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) REMINDED EMPLOYERS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF RELEASING THEIR STAFF IN PHASES IF AND WHEN THE NO. 8 SIGNAL WAS RAISED.

THE WEATHER BULLETIN ISSUED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY AT 7 PM TODAY INDICATED THAT KIT WILL INTENSIFY FURTHER TO TYPHOON STRENGTH TONIGHT AND CONTINUE TO MOVE IN A DIRECTION WHICH WILL BRING IT CLOSER TO HONG KONG TOMORROW.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT ONLY WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF EMPLOYERS COULD THE TRANSPORT PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THE LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE RETURNING HOME ALMOST AT THE SAME TIME BE REDUCED.

HE SAID GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WOULD BE RELEASING THEIR STAFF IN PHASES WHEN THE HOISTING OF A NO. 8 SIGNAL WAS IMMINENT. HE URGED THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO TAKE SIMILAR STEPS WITH THEIR STAFF.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT WHEN THE DIRECTOR OF ROYAL OBSERVATORY WAS REASONABLY CERTAIN THAT A NO. 8 SIGNAL WOULD BE HOISTED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO HOURS, THE GOVERNMENT WOULD ISSUED AN ANNOUNCEMENT ADVISING DEPARTMENT HEADS AND EMPLOYERS TO RELEASE THEIR STAFF IN STAGES.

THIS SHOULD START WITH STAFF WHO HAD TO CATCH AN OUTLYING FERRY, FOLLOWING A BROADCAST ANNOUNCEMENT THAT FERRY SERVICES WOULD SOON BE SUSPENDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE SECOND GROUP TO BE RELEASED SHOULD BE THOSE WHO HAVE TO MAKE A LONG AND DIFFICULT JOURNEY HOME.

HE SAID THAT IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO DEFINE A LONG AND DIFFICULT JOURNEY, BUT NOTED THAT PEOPLE WHO WORK IN CENTRAL AND LIVE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, OR VICE VERSA, SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THIS CATEGORY.

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WHEN THE NO. 8 SIGNAL WAS HOISTED, THE SPOKESMAN SAID EMPLOYERS SHOULD RELEASE THOSE WHO HAD TO TAKE MORE THAN ONE TRIP OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GO HOME.

’’THEY SHOULD ALSO RELEASE AT THIS TIME PEOPLE WHO HAVE STRONG OR PRESSING PERSONAL REASONS TO RETURN HOME, E.G. MOTHERS WHO HAVE TO LOOK AFTER THEIR CHILDREN.”

’’THE LAST GROUP OF PEOPLE TO BE RELEASED SHOULD BE THOSE WHO LIVE NEAR TO THEIR PLACE OF WORK,” HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN ASSURED COMMUTERS THAT MAJOR TRANSPORT OPERATORS WOULD CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SERVICES BETWEEN THREE TO SIX HOURS AFTER THE NO. 8 SIGNAL HAI) BEEN HOISTED.

HE SAID THE VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF STAFF TO BE RELEASED IN PHASES WERE ONLY GENERAL GUIDELINES AND THAT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT HEADS AND EMPLOYERS WOULD HAVE TO DECIDE ON THEIR OWN PRIORITIES ACCORDING TO CIRCUMSTANCES.

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INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION ESSENTIAL IN WAR ON DRUGS ♦ * * * *

TO WIN THE GLOBAL WAR AGAINST DRUG ABUSE, IT IS NECESSARY THAT ALL COUNTRIES AND COMMUNITIES BE FULLY AWARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF DRUG ADDICTION; THE EFFECTS IT HAS ON ECONOMIES, PRODUCTION, MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES AND LAW AND ORDER.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR RAYMON ANNING, WHEN HE ADDRESSED THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE TN VANCOUVER THIS (WEDNESDAY) MORNING.

NOTING THAT INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION AND CO-ORDINATION MUST BE GIVEN TO THE FULL, MR ANNING CALLED ON THE UNITED NATIONS TO ASSIST DRUGS GROWING COUNTRIES TO OBTAIN THEIR LIVELIHOOD BY OTHER MEANS IN A BID TO REDUCE PRODUCTION OF NARCOTICS FOR THE ILLEGAL MARKETS.

IN SPITE OF THE SUCCESSES IN SEIZING ILLEGAL DRUGS, MR ANNING POINTED OUT THAT THERE WERE STILL VAST QUANTITIES ON THE ILLEGAL MARKETS FOR DISTRIBUTION.

"TAKING THE PRODUCTION FIGURES FOR THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE ALONE, WE CAN ESTIMATE THAT THERE ARE WELL OVER 100 TONNES OF HIGH GRADE HEROIN AVAILABLE SOMEWHERE ON THE MARKET," HE ADDED.

TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM, MR ANNING SAID: "IT IS THEREFORE, IMPORTANT FOR POLICE FORCES TO WORK TOGETHER, AND TO DO SO, LEGISLATION AND AGREEMENTS WITH A COMMON APPLICATION ARE ESSENTIAL."

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HE POINTED OUT THAT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NEED FOR ADEQUATE FUNDING, ORGANISATION AND LEGISLATION COMMENSURATE WITH THE PROBLEM WAS BEING RECOGNISED MORE AND MORE, WITH REALISTIC STEPS BEING TAKEN.

ON THE LOCAL ANTI-NARCOTICS FRONT, THE POLICE CHIEF SAID THAT IF HONG KONG’S PRESENT ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL STABILITY PREVAILED AND WITH AN OVERALL STRATEGY ON LAW ENFORCEMENT, TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION, PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AS WELL AS INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION, LITTLE INCREASE IN ILLICIT DRUG ABUSE WAS ENVISAGED.

HE DISCLOSED THAT DRAFT LEGISLATION AIMED TO SEQUESTER ASSETS OBTAINED FROM DRUG TRAFFICKING OF CONVICTED TRAFFICKERS WAS IN THE PIPELINE.

NOTING THAT THE LEGISLATION WOULD BE ENACTED BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR, MR ANNING SAID, "IT WILL PROVIDE FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF FINANCIAL AND PROPERTY ASSETS DERIVED FROM ILLICIT DRUG DEALING, FOR THE RESTRAINING OF SUCH ASSETS PENDING A CONVICTION AND FOR THE CONFISCATION TO THE CROWN OF THOSE ASSETS ON CONVICTION."

"IN TANDEM WITH LOCAL ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROPOSED HONG KONG LEGISLATION ARE PROVISIONS ALLOWING FOR MUTUAL ASSISTANCE BETWEEN ONE PARTICIPATING COUNTRY AND ANOTHER,” HE ADDED.

GIVEN "hONG KONG’S UNIQUE STATUS AS A CONFLUENCE OF TRADING AND TOURIST ROUTES, AND AS AN ENTREPOT WITHOUT EXCHANGE CONTROLS, MR ANNING CONCLUDED THIS LEGISLATION SHOULD HELP DISSUADE TRAFFICKERS FROM LAUNDERING THEIR PROCEEDS THROUGH HONG KONG.

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NEW REGIONAL SECRETARY VISITS SHAM SHUI PO

THE NEW REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR DAVID LAN HONG-TSUNG, VISITED SHAM SHUI 1’0 DISTRICT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) -THE SECOND DAY AFTER HE TOOK UP HIS APPOINTMENT.

TODAY’S VISIT.WAS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF FAMILIARISATION VISITS TO URBAN DISTRICTS BY MR LAN. HE WILL VISIT WAN CHAI DISTRICT NEXT WEEK.

PRIOR TO TOURING THE DISTRICT, MR LAN WAS BRIEFED BY HIE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICER, MR GREGORY LEUNG, ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DISTRICT, AND MET THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD, MR TAI TUNG-NGOK.

ACCOMPANIED BY MR TAI, THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR PAUL LEUNG, AND MR LEUNG, MR LAN FIRST TOURED THE CHEUNG SHA WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE IN FAT CHEUNG STREET.

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AFTER THE TOUR, THE PARTY WENT TO A VANTAGE POINT IN THE CHING LAI COURT IN LAI WAN, WHERE MR LAN HAD A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONTAINER TERMINALS NO. 6 AND 7.

HE ALSO HAD A VIEW OF THE SHAM SHUI PO CLOSED CENTRE FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES FROM A VANTAGE POINT IN A MULTI-STOREY BUILDING IN YEN CHOW STREET.

THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A TOUR OF THE PEI HO STREET MARKET, TUNG CHAU STREET AND PAK TIN AREA.

AFTER THE VISIT, MR LAN SAID HE WAS QUITE IMPRESSED BY THE VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTS UNDERWAY IN SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT.

"THIS VISIT IS VERY USEFUL IN HELPING ME TO SETTLE INTO MY NEW JOB. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN SEEING THINGS FOR MYSELF AND TALK TO PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT AND STAFF OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE," HE NOTED.

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THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS APPROVED A BILL AIMED AT EXTENDING SAFETY PROVISIONS OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE AND ITS SUBSIDIARY REGULATIONS, EXCEPT THE ROAD TRAFFIC (PARKING) REGULATIONS, TO PRIVATE ROADS.

THE ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1988 WILL BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE FORTHCOMING SESSION.

PARKING ON PRIVATE ROADS WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE NEW ROAD TRAFFIC (PARKING ON PRIVATE ROAD) REGULATIONS 1988.

THE SAFETY PROVISIONS INCLUDE THOSE GOVERNING THE DRIVING CONDUCT OF MOTORISTS, INSURANCE, LICENSING AND CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS OF VEHICLES.

THE BILL, IF PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, WILL ALSO APPLY THE PROVISIONS OF OTHER RELEVANT ORDINANCES INCLUDING THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS (ASSISTANCE FUND) ORDINANCE AND THE MOTOR VEHICLES (THIRD PARTY RISKS) ORDINANCE TO PRIVATE ROADS.

HOWEVER, THE PROVISIONS OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE WILL NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN PRIVATE ROADS SUCH AS THOSE INSIDE THE OFF-STREET DRIVING SCHOOLS AND THE RESTRICTED AREAS OF THE AIRPORT.

THE BILL ALSO PROVIDES A DEFENCE FOR TRAFFIC OFFENCES COMMITTED IN AREAS WHOLLY OR MAINLY USED FOR THE CARRYING ON OF CONSTRUCTION WORK OR INDUSTRY. THIS, HOWEVER, DOES NOT COVER TRAFFIC OFFENCES WHICH HAVE SERIOUS SAFETY IMPLICATIONS.

/AFTER THE

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AFTER THE ENACTMENT OF THE LEGISLATION, THE FOLLOWING

AMENDMENT REGULATIONS WILL APPLY TO VEHICLES ON PRIVATE ROADS:

» ROAD TRAFFIC (REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES)

(AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS

VEHICLES ON PRIVATE ROADS ARE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AND TO

DISPLAY A VALID VEHICLE LICENCE EVEN IF THEY ARE DRIVEN ONLY ON

PRIVATE ROADS.

HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED ROAD SPACE MOTOR VEHICLES IN DISCOVERY BAY CAN USE, THESE REGULATIONS PROVIDE THAT THE LICENSING FEES FOR VEHICLES BEING USED ONLY ON PRIVATE ROADS ON LANTAU ISLAND SHOULD BE 10 PER CENT OF THE NORMAL FEES.

TO ALLOW VEHICLE OWNERS TO DE-LICENCE A VEHICLE WHICH IS NOT DRIVEN ON ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ROAD, THE REGULATIONS PROVIDE A DEFENCE FOR NOT DISPLAYING A VALID VEHICLE LICENCE FOR VEHICLES PARKED ON A PRIVATE ROAD.

ROAD TRAFFIC (TRAFFIC CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS

TRAFFIC SIGNS AND ROAD MARKINGS USED ON PRIVATE ROADS SHOULD COMPLY WITH THOSE PRESCRIBED IN THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT IS EMPOWERED TO DECLARE BY NOTICE IN THE GAZETTE CERTAIN SIGNS AND MARKINGS WHICH CAN BE ERECTED BY THE OWNERS OF PRIVATE ROADS (I.E. THOSE WHICH ARE UNLIKELY TO GIVE MISLEADING INSTRUCTIONS).

A CODE OF PRACTICE WILL BE PREPARED TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO THE OWNERS.

FOR OTHER SIGNS AND MARKINGS, THE COMMISSIONER’S PRIOR

APPROVAL IS NECESSARY.

THE COMMISSIONER IS ALSO EMPOWERED TO REQUIRE OWNERS OF PRIVATE ROADS TO PLACE OR REMOVE CERTAIN TRAFFIC SIGNS OR ROAD MARKINGS ON THEIR ROAD. IF THEY FAIL TO COMPLY, THE COMMISSIONER WILL CARRY OUT THE ACTION AND RECOVER COSTS FROM THEM.

t ROAD TRAFFIC (VILLAGE VEHICLES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS

GOLF CARTS THAT ARE USED ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE ROADS WILL BE TREATED AS VILLAGE VEHICLES.

THE OWNER OF A GOLF CART IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A VILLAGE VEHICLE PERMIT BEFORE IT CAN BE USED ON A ROAD.

HOWEVER, GOLF CARTS THAT ARE USED SOLELY ON GOLF COURSES, BUT NOT ON ANY ROADS, WIL). NOT BE REQUIRED TO HAVE PERMITS.

/IN ADDITION .......

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IN ADDITION TO EXISTING INSURANCE AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS, THE COMMISSIONER IS EMPOWERED TO SPECIFY THE MAXIMUM PASSENGER-CARRYING CAPACITY OF GOLF CARTS AND TO DESIGNATE ARFAS WHERE THE DRIVER OF A GOU1 CART IS REQUIRED TO POSSESS A DRIVING LICENCE.

A THREE-MONTH GRACE PERIOD FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REGULATIONS IS PROVIDED TO ALLOW THE OWNERS TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES.

ROAD TRAFFIC (PARKING ON PRIVATE ROADS) REGULATIONS

THE REGULATIONS EMPOWER OWNERS OF PRIVATE ROADS TO DESIGNATE RESTRICTED PARKING AREAS, TO IMPOUND, REMOVE OR STORE VEHICLES PARKED IN SUCH AREAS AND TO CHARGE FEES FOR SUCH ACTIVITIES.

THE OWNERS ARE REQUIRED TO DISPLAY WARNING SIGNS AT THE ENTRANCES TO THE PRIVATE ROAD, TO USE TRAFFIC SIGNS AND ROAD MARKINGS PRESCRIBED IN THE REGULATIONS TO DESIGNATE RESTRICTED PARKING ARFAS AND TO USE IMMOBILISATION DEVICES APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER.

FOR UNCLAIMED VEHICLES, THE PRIVATE ROAD OWNER IS REQUIRED TO SERVE NOTICE ON THE VEHICLE OWNER AFTER THE THIRD DAY OF DETENTION, NOTIFYING HIM THAT IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT REMOVED, ON PAYMENT OF THE RELEVANT CHARGES, WITHIN 25 DAYS, THE POLICE WILL DISPOSE OF IT IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXISTING PRACTICES.

* HONG KONG AIRPORT (TRAFFIC) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS

THERE ARE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ROADS WITHIN THE AIRPORT.

TRAFFIC ON THE PRIVATE ROADS IN THE RESTRICTED AREAS OF THE AIRPORT IS AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE REGULATED P.Y THE HONG KONG AIRPORT (TRAFFIC) REGULATIONS.

THE OTHER ROADS WITHIN THE AIRPORT SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE AS AMENDED BY THE BILL.

A NOTICE ON THE BILL WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE ON OCTOBER 7, I9BB.

THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND MANAGEMENTS OF MAJOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL ESTATES -AND INSTITUTES HAVE BEEN CONSULTED ON 'HIE BILL AND HAVE INDICATED THEIR SUPPORT.

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DRAGONAIR GETS APPROVAL FOR HK/BEIJING CHARTERS

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APPROVAL WAS GIVEN BY THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR HONG KONG DRAGON AIRLINES (DRAGONAIR) TO PROVIDE A NUMBER OF NON-SCHEDULED SERVICES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND BEIJING DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.

AT PRESENT THE SCHEDULED SERVICES PROVIDED BY CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS (CPA) AND CIVIL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OF CHINA (CAAC) UNDER THE BILATERAL ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARE THE ONLY SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC ON THE HONG KONG-BEIJING ROUTE.

IN ADDITION TO THE SCHEDULED SERVICES PUBLISHED IN THESE TWO AIRLINES’ TIMETABLES, EXTRA SECTIONS ARE ALSO MOUNTED TO MEET MARKET DEMAND.

CPA WILL OPERATE ONE EXTRA SECTION WITH B7 17 \IRCRAFT IN SEPTEMBER AND SIX EXTRA SECTIONS WITH L1011 AIRCRAFT IN OCTOBER ON THIS ROUTE.

ON THE OTHER HAND, AN AIRLINE OPERATING A NON-SCHEDULED SERVICE OR CHARTER MAY NOT ADVERTISE SUCH SERVICES DIRECT TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND THE SEATS ARE SOLD BY AN AGENT.

HOWEVER, SUCH A SERVICE DOES - IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT’S POLICY FOR NON-SCHEDULED OPERATIONS - SUPPLEMENT THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SCHEDULED OPERATORS WHEN THERE IS DEMAND FOR MORE CAPACITY.

HAVING TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THE FORECAST HEAVY DEMAND AND THE

PUBLIC INTEREST, THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION HAS DECIDED TO APPROVE DRAGONAIR'S APPLICATIONS FOR PERMISSION TO OPERATE EIGHT ROUND-TRIP CHARTERS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND BEIJING IN THE MONTH OF

OCTOBER.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT’S POLICY ON CHARTERS THE POSSIBILITY OF NON-SCHEDULED SERVICES BY DRAGONAIR FOR NOVEMBER WILL DEPEND UPON THE DEMAND AND THE SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE SCHEDULED OPERATORS, INCLUDING ANY EXTRA SERVICES TO BE OPERATED BY

THEM.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT EMPHASIZED THAT THE APPROVAL GIVEN TO DRAGONAIR TODAY' IS FOR NON-SCHEDULED SERVICES ONLY, AND IN NO WAY ALTERS GOVERNMENT'S PUBLISHED POLICY IN RESPECT OF DESIGNATION OF CARRIERS FOR SCHEDULED SERVICES.

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A SUMMARY ANALYSIS OF HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988 BY MARKET AND BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN WAS RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HONG KONG'S RE-EXPORTS AMOUNTED TO $117,321 MILLION IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR, A RISE OF 16 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

RE-EXPORTS BY MARKET

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO 10 MAJOR MARKETS

ARE

GIVEN IN TABLE 1.

CHINA AND THE U.S.A. CONTINUED TO BE THE TWO LARGEST MARKETS FOR HONG KONG’S RE-RXPORTS, ABSORBING 33 PER CENT AND 17 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OF THE TOTAL RE-EXPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988.

JAPAN, TAIWAN AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA ACCOUNTED FOR 6 PER CENT, 6 PER CENT AND 5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1988 WITH THE SAME PERIOD OF 1987, RE-EXPORTS TO ALL MAJOR MARKETS INCREASED IN VALUE TERMS, WITH THE MORE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES RECORDED FOR JAPAN (+87 PER CENT), THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (+66 PER CENT), CHINA (+50 PER CENT), TAIWAN (+ 18 PER CENT) AND AUSTRALIA (+18 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA, THE LARGEST MARKET, INCREASED BY $13,007 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988 AS COMPARED WITH THE FIRST HALF OF 1987.

ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $3,019 MILLION OR 325 PER CENT); ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $1,563 MILLION OR 89 PER CENT): AND TEXTILES (BY $1,251 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN MISCELLANEOUS EDIBLE PRODUCTS AND PREPARATIONS (BY $39 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT); AND CLOTHING (BY $36 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S.A., THE SECOND LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS, INCREASED BY $5,116 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT.

COMMODITIES WITH SIGNIFICANT INCREASES INCLUDED MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $1,103 MILLION OR II PER CENT): ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $1,278 MILLION OR 128 PER CENT); AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT I BY $678 MILLION OR 86 PER CENT).

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HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $774 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT); AND ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $6 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN INCREASED BY $3,396 MILLION OR 87 PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $620 MILLION OR 137 PER CENT); AND TEXTILES (BY $448 MILLION OR 151 PER CENT). A DECREASE WAS RECORDED IN TOBACCO AND TOBACCO MANUFACTURES (BY $24 MILLION OR 75 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN RECORDED AN INCREASE OF $2,123 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT. SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $647 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT); AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $192 MILLION OR 409 PER CENT). HOWEVER, A DECREASE WAS RECORDED IN CORK AND WOOD (BY $11 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA GREW BY $1,110 MILLION OR 33 PER CENT. SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $440 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT); AND NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $398 MILLION OR 384 PER CENT). A DECREASE WAS REGISTERED FOR RAW HIDES, SKINS AND FURSKINS (BY 6 MILLION OR 71 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS BY COUNTRY OR ORIGIN

RE-EXPORTS FROM 10 MAJOR COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 2.

GOODS FROM CHINA, JAPAN, TAIWAN, THE U.S.A. AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA CONTRIBUTED 47 PER CENT, 13 PER CENT, 7 PER CENT, 7 PER CENT AND 5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS THROUGH HONG KONG IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1988 WITH THE FIRST HALF OF 1987, ALL THE MAJOR ORIGIN COUNTRIES SUPPLIED MORE IN VALUE TERMS TO HONG KONG FOR RE-EXPORTS, PARTICULARLY INDIX (+155 PER CENT), THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (+103 PER CENT), TAIWAN (+57 PER CENT), CHINA (+50 PER CENT), JAPAN (+43 PER CENT) AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (+11 PER CENT).

CHINA CONTINUED TO BE THE LARGEST SOURCE OF HONG KONG'S RE-EXPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988. A GROWTH OF 50 PER- CENT IN VALUE TERMS WAS RECORDED IN THE RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATING IN CHINA AS COMPARED WITH THE FIRST HALF OF 1987.

ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $3,404 MI),LION OR 63 PER CENT); TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $2,043 MILLION OR 130 PER CENT); AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $1,198 MILLION OR 182 PER CENT).

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HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $142 MILLION OR 60 PER CENT); AND OIL SEEDS AND OLEAGINOUS FRUIT (BY j$9 I MILLION OR 34 PER CENT).

JAPAN REMAINED THE SECOND LARGEST SOURCE OF HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988. COMPARED WITH THE FIRST HALF OF 1987, THERE WAS AN INCREASE OF 43 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS IN THE RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATING IN JAPAN.

INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $1,089 MILLION OR 58 PER CENT); ROAD VEHICLES (INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES) (BY $632 MILLION OR 133 PER CENT); AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $411 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT) .

DECREASES WERE, HOWEVER, RECORDED IN TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $10 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT); AND CLOTHING (BY $4 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATING IN TAIWAN INCREASED BY 57 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1988, PARTICULARLY THOSE OF ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $603 MILLION OR 374 PER CENT); AND TEXTILES (BY $563 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, A DECREASE WAS RECORDED IN PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS I BY $71 MILLION OR 46 PER (’ENT).

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THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATING IN THE U.S.A. INCREASED BY 37 PER CENT. COMMODITIES WITH SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $851 MILLION OR 299 PER CENT); AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $616 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, A DECREASE WAS RECORDED IN OFFICE

AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $177 MILLION OR

MACHINES AND 18 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATING IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA INCREASED BY 103 PER CENT, PARTICULARLY FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $861 MILLION OR 146 PER CENT); AND TEXTILES (BY $778 MILLION OR 78 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, A DECREASE WAS RECORDED IN PAPER, PAPERBOARD. AM) ARTICLES OF PAPER PULP, OF PAPER OR OF PAPERBOARD (BY $111 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT).

FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING THE ABOVE STATISTICS ARI'] CONTAINED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT “HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE, JUNE 1988 WHICH IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GIO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, AT $17.50 PER COPY. ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 5-8231915.

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TABLE 1: RE-EXPORTS BY 10 MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR MARKET JAN-JUN 1988 (HKD MN.) JAN-JUN 1987 (HKD MN.) INCREASE (HKD MN.) PERCENTAGE INCREASE

( % )

CHINA 39,044 26,037 +13,007 + 50

U.S.A. 20,492 15,046 + 5,446 + 36

JAPAN 7,294 3,897 + 3,396 + 87

TAIWAN 6,516 4,393 + 2,123 + 48

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 5,686 4,276 + 1,410 + 33

SINGAPORE 3,930 2,939 + 991 + 34

F. R. OF GERMANY 3,509 2,111 + 1,398 + 66

U. K. 2,586 1,758 + 829 + 47

MACAU 1,913 1 ,594 + 319 + 20

AUSTRALIA 1,712 1,160 + 551 + 48

TABLE 2: 1 RE-EXPORTS BY 10 MAJOR COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN JAN-JUN 1988 JAN-JUN 1987 INCREASE PERCENTAGE INCREASE

(HKD MN. ) (HKD MN.) (HKD MN.) ( % )

CHINA 54,826 36,526 +18,301 + 50

JAPAN 15,744 10,990 + 4,754 + 4 3

TAIWAN 8,723 5,567 + 3,156 + 57

U.S.A. 8,436 6,150 + 2,287 + 37

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 5,406 2,658 + 2,748 + 103

F. R. OF GERMANY 1,893 1,346 + 548 + 4 1

U. K. 1,538 1 , 107 + 431 + 39

SWITZERLAND 1,533 1,14 7 + 386 + 31

FRANCE 1,306 937 + 369 + 39

INDIA 1 , 186 4 65 + 721 + 1 55

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COMMITTEE PRODUCES LEAFLET TO PROMOTE LRT SAFETY

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THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE HAS PRODUCED 150,000 COPIES OF A LEAFLET ON THE SAFE USE OF THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT (LRT) SYSTEM FOR PEDESTRIANS AND MOTORISTS IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTING THAT THE LRT IS A MODERN, COMFORTABLE AND SPEEDY MEANS OF TRANSPORT SERVING TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG RESIDENTS, THE LEAFLET TELLS PEDESTRIANS TO OBSERVE ROAD SAFETY REGULATIONS.

THEY SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND MAKE USE OF FOOTBRIDGES AND PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AREAS.

THE LEAFLET ADVISES MOTORISTS NOT TO OVERTAKE A LIGHT RAIL VEHICLE RECKLESSLY, NOT TO STAY IN THE YELLOW BOX, AND TO REFRAIN FROM LOADING AND UNLOADING IN LRT DESIGNATED AREAS.

THEY ARE ALSO TOLD TO OBSERVE THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT ROAD JUNCTIONS, TO TAKE NOTICE OF ROAD SIGNS AND TO KEEP A CERTAIN DISTANCE FROM LRT VEHICLES.

COPIES OF THE LEAFLET ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES, AS WELL AS FROM MANAGEMENT OFFICES OF HOUSING ESTATES.

COPIES HAVE ALSO BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO VARIOUS VILLAGES AND SCHOOLS.

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COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR VISITS FOOD FACTORY IN TAI PO t * t t t

THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR TONY HAMMOND, THIS (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON CONTINUED HIS FACTORY VISITING PROGRAMME TO FAMILIARISE HIMSELF WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LOCAL INDUSTRIAL AND LABOUR SCENE.

ON ARRIVAL AT THE NISSIN FOODS CO. LTD. IN THE TAI I’O INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, MR HAMMOND WAS BRIEFED BY MR SEIJI TODA,. DIRECTOR AND GENERAL MANAGER, AND MR LEUNG CHIU-CHI, MANAGER.

THEN TOURED VARIOUS PARTS OF THE FACTORY WHICH PRODUCES CUP NOODLES MAINLY FOR LOCAL CONSUMPTION.

HAMMOND WAS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THE AUTOMATION

INTRODUCED IN THE FACTORY.

BEFORE CONCLUDING THE VISIT, MR HAMMOND HAD A ROUND-UP DISCUSSION WITH THE MANAGEMENT ON A WIDE RANGE OF MATTERS CONCERNING LABOUR LEGISLATION, INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND STAFF WELFARE.

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SALE OF TWO GOVT LOTS FETCHES $172.5 MILLION

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TWO GOVERNMENT LOTS WERE SOLD AT A PUBLIC AUCTION TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FOR A TOTAL OF $172.5 MILLION.

ONE LOT IS IN AREA 4B IN SHEUNG SHUI, NEW TERRITORIES, COVERING ABOUT 2,816 SQUARE METRES. IT IS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN PURPOSES, EXCLUDING OFFENSIVE TRADES.

BIDDING STARTED AT $20 MILLION AND THE SITE WAS SOLD TO RHINESTONE COMPANY LIMITED FOR $30.5 MILLION.

THE BUILDING COVENANT STIPULATES THAT THE BUYER HAS TO COMPLETE A GROSS FLOOR AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 8,148 SQUARE METRES BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1992.

THE OTHER LOT IS AT THE JUNCTION OF PO ON ROAD AND CHEUNG WAH STREET IN CHEUNG SHA WAN.

THE AREA IS ABOUT 2,110 SQUARE METRES AND IT IS FOR MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND NON-INDUSTRIAL (EXCLUDING PETROL FILLING STATION, GODOWN AND HOTEL) PURPOSES.

UNDER THE BUILDING COVENANT, THE DEVELOPER HAS TO COMPLETE A GROSS FLOOR AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 14,500 SQUARE METRES BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1991.

BIDDING STARTED AT $90 MILLION AND THE LOT WAS BOUGHT BY LAI SUN DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD. FOR $142 MILLION.

THE AUCTION WAS CONDUCTED BY GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT OF THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, MR NIGEL BURLEY, IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE.

DB TO DISCUSS POLICY ON VR CLOSED CENTRES * * * *

THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO DISCUSS MATTERS RELATING TO THE LIBERALISATION OF CLOSED CENTRES FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES.

THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MRS CARRIE YAU, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING TO EXPLAIN THE POLICY AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS. A UNHCR REPRESENTATIVE WILL ALSO BE PRESENT.

THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING A MEETING OF THE BOARD'S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE.

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AT THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING, MEMBERS WILL BE INVITED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TO COMMENT ON A DETAILED PAPER ON THE PROPOSED BUS AND FERRY ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR 1989-90 IN SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT.

THEY WILL ALSO BE INFORMED OF A NEW PROCEDURE BEING ADOPTED BY THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT TO PROCESS COMPLAINTS AGAINST TAXI DRIVERS FOR MALPRACTICES.

OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS INCLUDE THE NEW BUS ROUTE TO CITY POLYTECHNIC AND TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT MEASURES IN YAU YAT CHUEN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE SHAM SHU! PO DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORI COMMITTEE, AND THE BOARD’S SPECIAL MEETING, WHICH WILL START AT 2.15 PM AND 1 PM RESPECTIVELY TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE, 55 I AT CHEUNG STREET, SHAM SHUT PO.

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THE KWAI TSI NG DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE NEW PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING I AX I COMPLAINTS AND A PROPOSED PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN KWAI TSI NG DISTRICT AT A MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS AND TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENTS FOR BUS AND GREEN MINIBUS SI' RVI CIS WHIN IMPROVEMENT WORKS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT ON Till TSING Yl BRIDGE.

THE MEETING WILL DISCUSS OTHER LOCAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT MATTERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD'S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW .. (THURSDAY) AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM, 10/F, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, KWAI CHUNG.

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MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS ORDINANCE ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA ******

THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE PROS AND CONS OF THE MULTI-STOREY BUILDING LEGISLATION AT ITS MEETING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) MORNING.

BOARD MEMBER, MR WONG FUK-WAH WILL ASK THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION ABOUT THE PROGRESS MADE AFTER THE PROMULGATION OF THE MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS (OWNERS’ INCORPORATION) AMENDMENTS BILL IN 1985, WHICH WAS DESIGNED TO MAKE THE FORMATION OF OWNERS CORPORATIONS STMPLIER AND EASIER.

HE WILL ALSO WANT TO KNOW THE NUMBER OF AGREEMENTS REGARDING THE MANAGEMENT OF PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN REGISTERED BY VIRTUE OF SECTION 2A OF THE MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS (OWNERS’ INCORPORATION) ORDINANCE AND WHY THIS SECTION HAS NOT YET BEEN

abolished.

THE MEETING WILL ALSO DISCUSS A CONTRACT ROAD WORKS IN MA ON SHAN TOWN CENTRE. IF GIVEN

FOR FIVE PROPOSED

THE GO-AHEAD, THE

PROJECT WILL COMMENCE IN JULY 1989 FOR COMPLETION BY 1991.

ANOTHER PROJECT TO BE SUBMITTED FOR DISCUSSION IS THE PROPOSED ROAD WORKS IN TUNG LO WAN HILL ROAD AND TAO FUNG SHAN ROAD. THE DEVELOPMENT WILL COMPRISE ABOUT 500 RESIDENTIAL FLATS WITH A TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF 52,800 SQUARE METRES.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE NAMING OF THREE STREETS IN SHA TIN AND REPORTS BY WORKING GROUPS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ('OVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD'S DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE MEETING TO BEGIN AT 9.30 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) AT THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM ON B/F, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.

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YUEN LONG DB ’ S OVERSEAS STUDY TOUR t * * t ♦

YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR TAI KUEN WILL ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF A STUDY TOUR TO THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23).

THE STUDY GROUP, COMPRISING 17 DB AND CO-OPTED MEMBERS OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD AND THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALAN WONG WHO WILL BE THE TOUR’S ADVISER, WILL LEAVE FOR NORTH AMERICA FOR A TWO-WEEK VISIT ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD’S STUDY TOUR TO THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA AT 2 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD, 13TH FLOOR, YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 2 KIU LOK SQUARE, YUEN LONG.

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OPEN DAY AT CSD STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE ♦ ♦ »

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORK OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND ITS STAFF TRAINING WHEN THE DEPARTMENT’S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY HOLDS AN OPEN DAY ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

THE OPEN DAY, FORMING PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S RECRUITMENT EXERCISE, WILL BE DECLARED UNDERWAY BY MRS SELINA CHOW. IT WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM AND CLOSE AT 4 PM.

THERE WILL BE DISPLAYS OF ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN IN PRISONS, DETENTION CENTRES, TRAINING CENTRES AND DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRES AS WELL AS OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS AND DEPARTMENTAL FUNCTIONS.

IN ADDITION, A VIDEO DISPLAY ON TRAINING FOR CORRECTIONAL STAFF WILL BE ARRANGED SO THAT VISITORS CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TRAINING ASPECT.

AMONG THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY WILL BE A DEMONSTRATION BY THE DEPARTMENT’S GUARD DOGS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS OF ANTI-RIOT CONTROL, ROPE CLIMBING TECHNIQUES, AK1DO AND HANDCUFFING TECHNIQUES, AND JUDO AND SELF-DEFENCE EXERCISES.

MARCHING BANDS FORMED BY BOY AND GIRL INMATES WILL ALSO GIVE PERFORMANCES.

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VISITORS ARE ADVISED TO MAKE FULL USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

BUS ROUTE NOS. 6 AND 260 (STARTING FROM CENTRAL), NO. 73 (FROM WAR FU ESTATE), NO. 63 (FROM NORTH POINT) AND NO. 14 (FROM SAI WAN HO) ARE CONVENIENT WAYS OF GETTING TO THE STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE AT 47 TUNG TAU WAN ROAD, STANLEY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT ON SATURDAY. THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 9.45 AM.

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MSB HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT MOVES

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THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH WILL MOVE FROM RUTTONJEE HOUSE IN CENTRAL TO THE TENTH FLOOR OF HARBOUR CENTRE, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG, TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER WILL BE 5-735569.

HOWEVER, THE UNIT'S 24-HOUR HOTLINE - 5-8916443 - WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED. IT WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE TAPED MESSAGES TO ADVISE PUBLIC ON HEALTH AND HYGIENE MATTERS. %

CURRENTLY THE HOTLINE IS PUBLICISING THE SECOND PHASE OF THE ANTI-MOSQUITO EDUCATION CAMPAIGN WHICH HAS STARTED THIS MONTH.

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NEW CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS ON PARADE ♦ * » ♦

A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, MISS MARIA TAM, WILL TAKE THE SALUTE AT THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT'S PASSING OUT PARADE AT THE STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE AT STANLEY ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23).

MISS TAM WILL ADDRESS THE PARADE AND PRESENT SILVER WHISTLES TO THE TWO BEST RECRUITS.

/ON PARADE .......

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ON PARADE WILL BE 14 OFFICERS AND 32 ASSISTANT OFFICERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE DEPARTMENT’S BASIC TRAINING COURSE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

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YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 4 PM ON FRIDAY AT THE DEPARTMENT'S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE AT 47 TUNG TAU WAN ROAD, STANLEY.

PRESS TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED AND MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WHO WISH TO USE THIS SERVICE SHOULD GATHER AT THE ENTRANCE TO WANCHAI TOWER I, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, AT 3 PM.

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ENTRY SCHEME FOR MACAU RESIDENTS

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT WITH EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 4 THIS YEAR, EX-CHINA RESIDENTS SETTLED IN MACAU AFTER JANUARY 14, 1979, WHO ARE AGED PARENTS OR DEPENDENT CHILDREN OF HONG KONG RESIDENTS, MAY APPLY TO JOIN THEIR RESIDENT CHILDREN AND PARENTS RESPECTIVELY.

THE APPLICANTS MUST SHOW THAT THEY HAVE BEEN RESIDENTS IN MACAU FOR AT LEAST SEVEN YEARS AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.

IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, APPLICATIONS WILL BE INVITED FROM THOSE WHOSE MACAU IDENTITY CARDS WERE ISSUED BETWEEN JANUARY 15, 1979 AND SEPTEMBER 30, 1979, BUT OTHERS WILL BE INVITED TO APPLY LATER.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE' INFORMATION OFFICE IN IMMIGRATION HEADQUARTERS AT GROUND FLOOR, 61 MODY ROAD, KOWLOON OR ANY IMMIGRATION BRANCH OFFICE.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED BY THE SPONSORS IN PERSON TO THE ENTRY VISA SECTION AT THIRD FLOOR, IMMIGRATION HEADQUARTERS.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO MAKE ENQUIRIES ABOUT THIS ENTRY SCHEME MAY TELEPHONE Till- DEPARTMENT’S INFORMATION OFFICE ON 3-7333126.

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MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CARNIVALS IN KWAI TSING ♦ ♦ ♦ t t

RESIDENTS OF KWAI CHUNG AND TSING YI ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CARNIVAL TO BE HELD IN KWAI CHUNG’S HING FONG ROAD PLAYGROUND ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

THE CARNIVAL IS ORGANISED BY THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD, KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WITH AN AIM OF FOSTERING A FESTIVE MOOD AMONG RESIDENTS AS WELL AS TO PROVIDE THEM WITH ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE FESTIVAL.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 8 PM WILL BE KWAI TSING’S DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BRIAN COAK; KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LEE WING-TAT; REGIONAL COUNCILLOR, MR SIN CHUNG-KAI; AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CARNIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR SO HOI-PAN.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE SINGING AND DANCING PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR SINGERS AND DISC JOCKEY'S, A BEER DRINKING COMPETITION, CHINESE CHESS, AND FORTUNE-TELLING. GAMES STALLS WILL BE OPERATING.

TICKETS FOR THE CARNIVAL ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AT THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SEVEN SUB-OFFICES.

ANOTHER CARNIVAL WILL ALSO BE HELD AT THE CHEUNG CHING ESTATE FOOTBALL PITCH ON TSING YI FROM 8 I’M ON MONDAY. IT WILL FEATURE SINGING AND DANCING.

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IN YAU TSIM

RESIDENTS IN YAU TSIM DISTRICT WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE THE FUN OF A CARNIVAL TO BE HELD IN THE URBAN COUNCIL CENTENARY GARDEN IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE CARNIVAL, STARTING AT 7.30 PM, WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCE BY POPULAR SINGERS, RIDDLES AND FORTUNE-TELLING.

THERE WILL ALSO BE NINE GAMES-STALLS TO BE SET UP BY AREA COMMITTEES AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

THE CARNIVAL IS ORGANISED BY THE YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE TSIM SHA TSUI AREA COMMITTEE AND SPONSORSHIP FROM THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE TSIM SHA TSUI EAST PROPERTY DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION.

/AMONG THOSE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1988

AMONG THOSE OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CARNIVAL WILL BE YAU TSIM DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG; CHAIRMAN OF YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD, MR YIP WAH; URBAN COUNCILLOR, DR PHILIP KWOK; AND POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER (YAU MA TEI), MR JIM MAIN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER YAU TSIM DISTRICT’S LANTERN FESTIVAL CARNIVAL, WHICH WILL START AT 7.30 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) IN THE UC CENTENARY GARDEN, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST. I’HE EVENT’S OPENING CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT 8 PM.

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KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO AN ENJOYABLE EVENING OF FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT AT A MID-AUTUMN LANTERN CARNIVAL ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

STARTING AT 7 PM, A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE STAGED AT THE ARGYLE STREET PLAYGROUND UNTIL 10.30 PM, INCLUDING A VARIETY SHOW, GAMES STALLS, LANTERN EXHIBITION, LANTERN RIDDLES, CANTONESE OPERA, CHINESE CHESS COMPETITION AND PALM-READING.

ADMISSION IS FREE AND PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO WIN PRIZES FOR VARIOUS GAMES AND CHILDREN WILL BE GIVEN LANTERNS.

THE LANTERN CARNIVAL IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD, THE DISTRICT’S ARTS AND CULTURE- COUNCIL, THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

FREE TRANSPORTATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 01 MAN ESTATE, WHAMPOA ESTATE AND KEE HO PRIMARY SCHOOL IN HO MAN TIN ESTATE BETWEEN 6.30 PM AND 9.30 PM TO TAKE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO AND FROM THE VENUE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL LANTERN CARNIVAL WHICH WILL START AT 7 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) AT THE ARGYLE STREET PLAYGROUND. THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL START AT 8 PM.

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CARNIVALS TO CELEBRATE TAI PO MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ *

TAI PO RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO FOUR CARNIVALS TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN THE DISTRICT THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

THE CARNIVALS, WHICH ARE CO-SPONSORED BY THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, WILL BE STAGED IN TAI PO MARKET AND THE THREE LOCAL HOUSING ESTATES BETWEEN SATURDAY AND MONDAY.

THE FIRST CARNIVAL IS ORGANISED BY THE KWONG WANG MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE (1988), AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT KWONG FUK ESTATE PODIUM FROM 7 PM TO 11 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

PROGRAMMES OF THE CARNIVAL INCLUDE A VARIETY SHOW AND AN EXHIBITION OF ENTRIES OF A RECENT LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION.

WINNERS OF THE LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION WILL RECEIVE THEIR PRIZES AT THE CARN I VAI,.

ALSO ON SATURDAY, THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE WILL STAGE A CARNIVAL AT THE TAI PO PLAYGROUND, HEUNG SZE WUI STREET FROM 7.30 PM TO 10.30 PM.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE TREATED TO GAMES STALLS, SINGING, CYCLING SKILLS DEMONSTRATION AND LANTERN RIDDLES.

ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 25), THE TAI YUEN ESTATE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES ORGANISING COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A CARNIVAL AT THE TAI PO CENTRAL TOWN SQUARE.

THE CARNIVAL WILL START AT 8 PM WITH SINGING AND DANCE PERFORMANCES, LANTERN RIDDLES AND GAMES STALLS ALL OF WHICH ARE AIMED AT PARTICIPATION BY RESIDENTS.

WINNING ENTRIES OF A LANTERN DESIGN CONTEST WILL ALSO BE ON DISPLAY AT THE SQUARE. THERE WILL BE A PRIZE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY FOR WINNERS OF THE CONTEST.

THE LAST CARNIVAL, WHICH IS ORGANISED BY THE FU SHIN, MING NGA, SUN HING MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL GALA ORGANISING COMMITTEE, WILL BE HELD ON THE DAY FOLLOWING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, MONDAY, (SEPTEMBER 26) AT THE FU SHIN SQUARE.

PROGRAMMES OF THE NIGHT LASTING FROM 7 PM TO 9.30 PM INCLUDE A VARIETY SHOW AND GAMES STALLS.

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CARNIVALS TO CELEBRATE MID-AUTUMN IN TUEN MUN

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THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT WILL ORGANISE SEVERAL LANTERN CARNIVAL IN VARIOUS HOUSING ESTATES FOR RESIDENTS TO CELEBRATE THF MID-AUT'.IMM FESTIVAL.

THE YAU 01 ESTATE MID-AUTUMN NITE WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AT 8 PM AT THE 01 LOK SHOW STAGE IN YAU 01 ESTATE.

THERE WILL BE FOUR CARNIVALS ON SATURDAY EVENING

(SEPTEMBER 24).

THE SIU HONG COURT MID-AUTUMN CARNIVAL WILL BEGIN AT 8 PM AT THE SIU HONG COURT SOCCER PITCH AND THE SHAN KING ESTATE MTD-A 1‘UMN CARNIVAL WILL BEGIN AT 9 PM AT THE SHAN KING ESTATE SOCCER PITCH.

STARTING AT 8.30 PM, THE ON TING ESTATE MID-AUTUMN NITE AND BUTTERFLY ESTATE MID-AUTUMN CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD ON THE ACCESS ROAD OUTSIDE THE WU SIU KUI PRIMARY SCHOOL AND AT BUTTERFLY PARK AMPHITHEATRE RESPECTIVELY.

ON SEPTEMBER 26 (MONDAY), THE WU KING MID-AUTUMN CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD AT THE WU KING SOCCER PITCH, BEGINNING AT 7 PM.

THE CARNIVALS WILL FEATURE TRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITIONS, LANTERN RIDDLES AND STALLS PROVIDING GAMES RELATED TO CHINESE CUSTOMS.

THEY WILL ALSO INCLUDE SINGING PERFORMANCES, MAGIC AND ACROBATIC SHOW AND SINGING CONTESTS.

THE FUNCTIONS ARE ORGANISED BY THE RESPECTIVE ACTIVITIES ORGANISING COMMITTEES IN THE AREAS, JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND SPONSORED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD.

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FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES FOR WONG TAI SIN RESIDENTS »♦*»»»

A NUMBER OF MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN ORGANISED FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT.

THE ACTIVITIES - A LANTERN FESTIVAL, A SINGING PERFORMANCE AND CANTONESE OPERAS - HAVE BEEN ORGANISED BY THE AREA COMMITTEES AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE LANTERN FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD AT 8 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26), THE DAY FOLLOWING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, AT THE MORSE PARK, IT WILL FEATURE A MAGIC SHOW, PERFORMANCES BY WELL KNOWN SINGERS AND LANTERN RIDDLE.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING OF THE CARNIVAL WILL BE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL LEE; URBAN COUNCILLOR, MISS CECILIA YEUNG; CHAIRMAN OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL, MR FUNG KWONG-CHUNG; AND ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS MARION CHAN.

OTHER ACTIVITIES ORGANISED IN THE DISTRICT INCLUDE SINGING PERFORMANCES TO BE HELD AT 8 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) AT THE PODIUM OF THE CHOI WAN COMMERCIAL CENTRE PHASE II.

THERE WILL BE A CANTONESE OPERA AT 7.30 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) AT THE PLAYGROUND ADJACENT TO THE PO LEUNG KUK C.F.A. NO. 4 PRIMARY SCHOOL.

ANOTHER CANTONESE OPERA WILL BE HELD AT 7.30 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) AT THE TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD PLAYGROUND.

ADMISSION IS FREE AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES TO BE HELD IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT.

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON HONG KONG ISLAND TO COPE WITH FESTIVE CROWDS DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, WHICH FALLS ON SEPTEMBER 25 THIS YEAR. DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

I. TRAFFIC AND PARKING ARRANGEMENTS

THE PEAK AREA

* FROM 6.30 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) UNTIL 3 AM THE NEXT DAY, THE SECTION OF PEAK ROAD OUTSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES, COACHES, TAXIS, GREEN MINIBUSES AND THOSE FOR ACCESS TO PREMISES IN MOUNT AUSTIN ROAD, LUGARD AND HARLECH ROADS.

ALL OTHER VEHICLES WILL BE DIRECTED TO TURN ROUND OUTSIDE THE VICTORIA GAP CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AND LEAVE VIA THE PEAK ROAD SLIP ROAD OUTSIDE THE PEAK MANSIONS.

* AT THE SAME TIME, THE ACCESS ROAD WITHIN THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK AND TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE FOR BUSES, COACHES, TAXIS AND GREEN MINIBUSES ONLY.

* TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS IN PEAK ROAD AND MAGAZINE GAP ROAD MAY BE IMPOSED AT ANY TIME IF NECESSARY.

* FROM 2 PM ON SUNDAY UNTIL 3 AM THE NEXT MORNING, ALL METERED PARKING SPACES AND PUBLIC BUS PARKING SPACES AT THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS AND PEAK GARDEN WILL BE SUSPENDED.

TO FACILITATE OPERATION OF SPECIAL BUS SERVICES, CMB VEHICLE NO. BL2129 BEARING THE COMPANY’S LOGO WILL BE PERMITTED TO PARK INSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK.

CAUSEWAY BAY

» THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 7 PM ON SUNDAY TO 3 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY:

- GLOUCESTER ROAD BETWEEN GLOUCESTER ROAD SERVICE ROAD AND CAUSEWAY ROAD EXCEPT THE ACCESS FOR NORTHBOUND VEHICLES FROM TAI HANG ROAD FLYOVER HEADING FOR GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER;

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- KINGSTON STREET EAST OF CLEVELAND STREET;

- PATERSON STREET SOUTH OF KINGSTON STREET;

- EAST POINT ROAD;

- GREAT GEORGE STREET;

- SUGAR STREET;

- LOCKHART ROAD EAST OF CANNON STREET;

- JAFFE ROAD EAST OF CANNON STREET;

- KAI CHIU ROAD EAST OF YUN PING ROAD; AND

ELECTRIC ROAD BETWEEN HING FAT STREET AND YACHT STREET.

* AT THE SAME TIME, LAU LI STREET BETWEEN ELECTRIC ROAD AND HING FAT STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND FOR VEHICLES TO TRAVEL FROM ELECTRIC ROAD TO HING FAT STREET, WHILE CANNON STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

» FROM 12 NOON ON SUNDAY UNTIL 3 AM THE NEXT DAY, ALL METERED PARKING SPACES IN HING FAT STREET CAR PARK, LOCKHART ROAD BETWEEN CANNON STREET AND PERCIVAL STREET, JAFFE ROAD EAST OF PERCIVAL STREET AND THE SECTION OF 01 KWAN ROAD OPPOSITE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM WILL BE SUSPENDED. TAXI STANDS IN PATERSON STREET, LAU LI STREET AND NGAN MOK STREET, AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STANDS IN GLOUCESTER ROAD AND SUGAR STREET WILL ALSO BE CANCELLED.

» FROM 7.30 I’M TO 11.30 PM ON SUNDAY, LEARNER DRIVERS WILL BE BANNED FROM LEIGHTON ROAD (EXCEPT THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN PERCIVAL STREET AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD), TIN LOK LANE, CAROLINE HILL ROAD, EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD, TAI HANG ROAD NORTH OF LAI TAK TSUEN ROAD, TUNG LO WAN ROAD, ELECTRIC ROAD SOUTH OF WING HING STREET, THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF MORRISON HILL ROAD, HENNESSY ROAD EAST OE' MARSH ROAD, Till DOWNHILL CARRIAGEWAY OF TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD WEST OF FORTRESS HILL ROAD, CAUSEWAY ROAD AND 01 KWAN ROAD.

CENTRAL

t THE SECTION OF PIER ROAD BETWEEN GILMAN STREET AND CENTRAL HARBOUR SERVICES PIER WILL BE CLOSED FROM 6 PM ON SEPTEMBER 24 TO 12 MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 25.

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REPULSE BAY

* BEACH ROAD AND SOUTH BAY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT CMB BUSES AND LOCAL ACCESS VEHICLES, AT ANY TIME IF NECESSARY.

ALL PARKING SPACES ALONG BEACH ROAD OPPOSITE TO HOUSE NO. 871 EXCEPT THE TAXI STAND WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 2 PM ON SUNDAY TO 8 PM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

t "NO PARKING" SIGNS WILL BE ERECTED ALONG BIG WAVE BAY ROAD BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 8 AND THE BIG WAVE BAY CAR PARK TO DETER ILLEGAL PARKING.

* TRAFFIC DIVERSION IN CAPE COLLINSON ROAD BETWEEN LIN SHING ROAD AND SHEK O ROAD MAY BE IMPOSED AT ANY TIME IF NECESSARY.

II. PUBLIC' TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

NO PARKING FACILITIES WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE PEAK AND VICTORIA PARK AREA. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED TO MAKE FULL USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE.

DETAILS OF SPECIAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES ON SUNDAY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

THE MTR AND PEAK TRAMS WILL RUN ALL NIGHT, WHILE TRAM SERVICES, EXCEPT THE ROUTES RUNNING FROM HAPPY VALLEY TO SHAU KEI WAN AND KENNEDY TOWN, WILL BE EXTENDED TO AROUND 2 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

CMB WILL OPERATE TWO SPECIAL BUS ROUTES TO THE PEAK AREA: NO. 15A RUNNING BETWEEN NORTH POINT FERRY AND THE PEAK FROM 7.30 PM ON SUNDAY TO 4 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY; AND NO. 15M OPERATING FROM 8 PM ON SUNDAY TO 4 AM THE NEXT MORNING BETWEEN ADMIRALTY MRT STATION AND THE PEAK.

ADDITIONAL SERVICE WILL BE OPERATED ON ROUTE NO. 15 WITH EXTENDED SERVICE TO 3 AM ON MONDAY.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL ALSO BE OPERATED ON CMB ROUTES 6, 9, 14, 61 AND 73. OPERATING HOURS OF THESE ROUTES MAY BE EXTENDED IF NECESSARY.

ROUTES 2, 4, 7, 10, 70, 72, 90, 92, 95, 98 AND EXPRESS COACH ROUTE 260 WILL ALSO EXTEND THEIR SERVICES TO FINISH BETWEEN 11.30 PM ON SUNDAY AND 2 AM THE NEXT DAY.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1988

IN ADDITION, BUSES ON CMB ROUTE 5B, KMB ROUTE A3 AND CROSS-HARBOUR ROUTES 102, 103, 106 AND 170 WILL HAVE TO DIVERT THEIR ROUTEINGS IN CAUSEWAY BAY FROM 7 PM ON SUNDAY TO AVOID THE CLOSED ROAD SECTIONS.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL ALSO BE OPERATED ON ALL NLB ROUTES ON LANTAU ISLAND DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL HOLIDAYS.

AS REGARDS GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES, ROUTE 1 WILL RUN UNTIL 4 AM ON MONDAY.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED ON OUTLYING DISTRICT FERRY ROUTES ON SEPTEMBER 24, 25 AND 26.

FROM 7 PM ON SUNDAY, SEPARATE DIRECT SAILINGS WILL, BE OPERATED FOR THE CENTRAL TO SILVERM1NE BAY AND PENG CHAU SERVICES. THE- FORMER FERRY SERVICE WILL REMAIN OPERATING AT THE OUTLYING DISTRICT SERVICES PIER WHILE THE LATTER WILL DEPART FROM THE EAST BERTH OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PIER.

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FRESH WATER CUT IN KWUN TONG » » » « »

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN KWUN TONG WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 11 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO 6 AM ON FRIDAY FOR WATER WORKS.

THE AREA AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY WAN HON STREET, HIP WO STREET, KWUN TONG ROAD, HONG NING ROAD AND THE HONG NING ROAD RECREATION GROUND.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CANDIDATES ELECTED TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ................... 1

5,092 CAST VOTES IN FIRST EIGHT HOURS ....................... 3

OFFICIALS REAPPOINTED TO LEGCO............................... 4

CS: SOLVING BOAT PEOPLE PROBLEM AN INTERNATIONAL MATTER ..... 4

ANNOUNCEMENT SHORTLY ON NEXT ROUND OF TALKS ................. 8

FS LEAVES FOR IMF CONFERENCE................................. 9

U.S. BODY TOLD OF HK'S TRADE CONCERNS ....................... 10

VARIOUS ACTIVITIES TO MARK ANTI-DRUG WEEK IN OCTOBER......... 11

FIRST SWD HOSTEL FOR ELDERLY OPINS TOMORROW.................. 1J

YOUNG SEAMEN ARE NEEDED IN MERCHANT NAVY..................... 14

LANTERN CARNIVAL FOR SHAM SHUT PO RESIDENTS ................. 15

MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATION IN YUEN LONG ......................... 15

ON LOK TSUEN INDUSTRIAL SURVEY ON AGENDA .................... 16

OFFICE SPACE ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA.......................... 1?

KOWLOON CITY DB COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW .................... 1?

ISLANDS DB COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER FUND APPLICATIONS........... 18

NEW POST OFFICE TO SERVE SHEUNG WAN.......................... 19

GRADING OF BEACH WATER QUALITY .............................. 19

SPECIAL TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS IN NT FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL...................................................... 23

BUS DIVERSIONS IN WONG TAI SIN .............................. 24

FRESH WATER CUT IN YUEN LONG ................................ 25

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

CANDIDATES ELECTED TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ♦ » * » ♦

THIRTEEN CANDIDATES WERE ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE ELECTIONS HELD TODAY (THURSDAY).

ANOTHER 13 CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN RETURNED UNCONTESTED.

OF THE 13 CONTESTED SEATS, NINE ARE IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES AND THE REMAINING FOUR IN FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES.

TWENTY-THREE CANDIDATES RUN FOR THE NINE CONTESTED ELECTORAL COLLEGE SEATS, AND 10 RUN FOR THE FOUR CONTESTED FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY SEATS.

THERE ARE 388 VOTERS IN THE CONTESTED ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES, AND 16,445 VOTERS IN THE CONTESTED FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES.

A TOTAL OF 378 VOTERS FN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CAST THEIR VOTE, REPRESENTING A TURNOUT RATE OF 97.4 PER CENT. IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES, 8,887 CAST THEIR VOTES, AND THE TURNOUT RATE IS 54.0 PER CENT.

OF THE 26 SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES, 17 ARE FORMER LEGISLATIVE

COUNCILLORS.

RESULTS OF THE ELECTIONS ARE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES

CONSTITUENCY

1. URBAN COUNCIL

2. REGIONAL COUNCIL

3. HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST)

4. HONG KONG ISLAND (WEST)

5. KWUN TONG

6. WONG TAI SIN

7. SOUTH KOWLOON

8. KOWLOON CITY

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AS FOLLOWS:

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

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MRS ELSIE TU (UNCONTESTED)

MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG

MR CHAN YING-LUN

MRS SO CHAU YIM-PI NG

MF? POON CH I-FA I

MR MICHAEL CHENG TAK-KIN

MR KINGSLEY SIT HO YIN

DR DANIEL TSE (UNCONTESTED)

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9. SHAM SHUI PO

10. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST)

11. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH)

12. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST)

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES

1. COMMERCIAL I

2. COMMERCIAL II

3. INDUSTRIAL I

4. INDUSTRIAL II

5. FINANCE

6. ACCOUNTANCY

7. LABOUR (TWO SEATS)

8. SOCIAL SERVICES

9. MEDICAL

10. HEALTH CARE

11. TEACHING

12. LEGAL

13 . ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL SURVEYING A PLANNING

MR CHUNG PUI-LAM (UNCONTESTED)

MR ANDREW WONG

MR LAM WAI-KEUNG

MR TAI CHIN-WAH

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

MR JAMES DAVID MCGREGOR

MR HO SAI-CHU (UNCONTESTED)

MR STEPHEN CHEONG KAM-CHUEN (UNCONTESTED)

MR NGAI SHTU-KIT (UNCONTESTED) f

MR DAVID LI KWOK-PO

(UNCONTESTED)

MR WONG HON-YUEN

MR PANG CHUN-HOI (UNCONTESTED)

MF? TAM YIU-CHUNG (UNCONTESTED)

MR HUI YIN-FAT (UNCONTESTED)

DR LEONG CHE-HUNG

MR RONALD CHOW MEI-TAK

MR SZETO WAH (UNCONTESTED)

MR MARTIN LEE CHU-M1NG (UNCONTESTED)

MR CHENG HON-KWAN (UNCONTESTED)

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

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5,092 CAST VOTES IN FIRST EIGHT HOURS

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IN THE FIRST EIGHT HOURS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS, 5,092 VOTERS IN THE FOUR CONTESTED FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES TURNED OUT TO CAST THEIR BALLOTS, THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY, MR JOHN CHAN, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT A PRESS BRIEFING AT THE PRESS CENTRE, MR CHAN SAID THAT THE TURNOUT RATE IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES, AS AT 5 PM, WAS 30.9 PER CENT.

"THE CORRESPONDING FIGURE IN THE 1985 ELECTIONS IN OVERALL TERMS WAS 27.9 PER CENT SO, IN OVERALL TERMS, THE RATE THIS YEAR IS SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN IN 1985.

"I WOULD SAY, HOWEVER, THERE IS REALLY NO DIRECT COMPARISON BECAUSE THE 1988 AND 1985 ELECTIONS INVOLVED QUITE DIFFERENT CONSTITUENCIES AND QUITE DIFFERENT VOTERS," MR CHAN ADDED.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON THE PREFERENTIAL ELIMINATION SYSTEM, MR CHAN SAID WHAT HAD BEEN CHANGED WAS NOT THE VOTING SYSTEM BUT THE METHOD OF COUNTING THE VOTES.

THE CONSULTATION ON THE 1987 GREEN PAPER FOUND THAT THERE WAS MORE SUPPORT FOR THE PREFERENTIAL ELIMINATION SYSTEM THAN THE PREFERENTIAL ADDITION SYSTEM USED IN THE 1985 ELECTIONS.

COMMENTING ON THE ELECTION TN AN ELECTORAL COLLEGE OF A CANDIDATE WHO CHOSE NOT TO RUN IN HIS OWN CONSTITUENCY, MR CHAN SAID THE VERY FACT THAT THE VOTERS HAD ELECTED THIS PARTICULAR CANDIDATE SHOWED THAT THE VOTERS WERE CONFIDENT THAT HE COULD REPRESENT THEM.

"WHETHER THE VOTERS WILL CONSIDER THE CANDIDATES’ ABILITY OR WHETHER THEY WILL TAKE OTHER FACTORS INTO CONSIDERATION IS ENTIRELY UP TO INDIVIDUAL VOTERS," HE ADDED.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

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OFFICIALS REAPPOINTED TO LEGCO

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A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS REAPPOINTED THE SEVEN FORMER OFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FOR A FURTHER TERM FROM SEPTEMBER 23 THIS YEAR UNTIL THE NEXT DISSOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL. THE SEVEN OFFICIAL MEMBERS ARE:

MR DONALD P.H. LIAO, CBE, JP, SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

MR J.W. CHAMBERS, OBE, JP, SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE

MR G. BARNES, CBE, JP, SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS

MR R.G.B. BRIDGE, OBE, JP, SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER

MR MICHAEL LEUNG MAN-KIN, JP, SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT

MR G.T. BARNES, JP,

SECRETARY FOR SECURITY

MR PETER TSAO KWANG-YUNG, CPM, JP,

SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT WHEN DECIDING ON THE APPOINTMENTS, THE GOVERNOR HAD TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION THE LIKELY DISTRIBUTION OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUSINESS AMONGST THE VARIOUS BRANCH SECRETARIES IN THE 1988-89 SESSION.

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CS: SOLVING BOAT PEOPLE PROBLEM AN »»»»♦«

INTERNATIONAL MATTER

THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION ON THE VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE PROBLEM WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT FROM HONG KONG TO REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS TO FIND A POSITIVE WAY FORWARD IN THE MONTHS AHEAD, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID FORD, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

ADDRESSING A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG HARBOUR, SIR DAVID STRESSED THAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST FIND A LONG TERM SOLUTION TO THIS INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM.

/"IT NOW ......

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

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"IT NOW SEEMS LIKELY THAT THERE WILL BE AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDO-CHINESE ASYLUM SEEKERS DURING THE SPRING OF NEXT YEAR.

"THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF WORK TO BE DONE IN PREPARING THE GROUND BUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG’S POLICY IS CLEARLY MOVING FORWARD IN STEP WITH THE UNHCR AND WITH THE DEVELOPING CONSENSUS OF OPINION IN THE REGION.

"BUT THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM STILL LIES IN VIETNAM AND WE LOOK TO THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TO STEM THE FLOW OF THEIR PEOPLE TO OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE REGION," HE SAID.

ON THE RELAXATION PROGRAMME FOR REFUGEES BEING HOUSED IN CLOSED CENTRES, SIR DAVID SAID THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY HAD MADE IT CLEAR WHEN HE INTRODUCED THE SCREENING POLICY ON JUNE 15 THAT IT WAS THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO GRADUALLY IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES WHO HAD ARRIVED IN HONG KONG BEFORE JUNE 16.

HE SAID THE STEP WAS NECESSARY FIRSTLY BECAUSE THE ONLY WAY IN WHICH THE GOVERNMENT COULD RELIEVE HONG KONG OF THE BURDEN OF THE 16,000 GENUINE REFUGEES WAS TO RESETTLE THEM.

"BY GRADUALLY ALLOWING THESE REFUGEES TO GO OUT TO WORK AND SO TO ACQUIRE SKILLS AND BECOME ECONOMICALLY INDEPENDENT, THEIR CHANCES OF FINDING RESETTLEMENT PLACES INCREASE ENORMOUSLY," HE SAID.

SIR DAVID SAID A SECOND CONSIDERATION WAS THE FACT THAT MANY OF THE REFUGEES HAD BEEN LOCKED UP FOR THREE TO FOUR YEARS.

"THE CHILDREN HAVE HAD NO FORMAL SCHOOLING AND THE ADULTS NO OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE ANYTHING APPROACHING A NORMAL LIFE.

"HUMANITARIAN CONSIDERATIONS CLEARLY POINT TO THE NEED FOR A CHANGE."

A THIRD CONSIDERATION, SIR DAVID SAID, WAS THE FINANCIAL BURDEN ON THE COMMUNITY.

"THE MOVE TOWARDS BETTER CONDITIONS FOR THE REFUGEES HAS LED TO THE UNHCR ASSUMING FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE REFUGEE CAMPS.

"THE SAVINGS WILL BE IN THE ORDER OF $150 MILLION A YEAR," HE SAID.

ON CRITICISMS BY SOME TUEN MUN RESIDENTS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW CAMP IN THE DISTRICT, SIR DAVID SAID HE UNDERSTOOD THEIR WORRIES BUT BELIEVED THEM TO BE ILL-FOUNDED BECAUSE THE RELAXATION PROGRAMME WOULD BE GRADUAL AND VERY CAREFULLY CONTROLLED.

"WE BELIEVE THE RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBERS OF PEOPLE LIKELY TO GO OUT TO WORK - 4,000 - CAN BE READILY ABSORBED BY THE VACANCIES WHICH ALREADY EXIST IN Tt'EN MUN.

/"THE POLICE .......

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

"THE POLICE ARE CONSCIOUS OF THE NEED TO KEEP A CAREFUL EYE ON THE SITUATION AND ARE REVIEWING THE POLICING REQUIREMENTS IN THE AREA AND BUILDING UP THEIR STRENGTH.

"THANKFULLY THE PROBLEM OF CHILDREN’S SCHOOLING IS TN THE PROCESS OF BEING SETTLED," HE SAID.

SIR DAVID ADDED THAT MOST OF THE CRITICISM HAD BEEN ALONG THE LINES OF ’YES, WE AGREE YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE A NEW CAMP BUT PLEASE DON’T PUT IT IN OUR AREA’.

"THIS IS VERY UNDERSTANDABLE BUT IF WE ARE TO ENABLE THE REFUGEES TO GRADUALLY LIVE A MORE NORMAL LIFE WHILST WAITING FOR RESETTLEMENT, THEY MUST BE PART OF A COMMUNITY AND NOT ON SOME REMOTE ISLAND," HE SAID.

ON SUGGESTIONS THAT HONG KONG SHOULD ADOPT A ’TOUGHER’ POLICY, THE CHIEF SECRETARY SAID THE ONLY POLICY WHICH WAS TOUGHER THAN THE ONE HONG KONG HAD NOW ADOPTED WAS TO REFUSE TO ALLOW BOAT PEOPLE TO LAND - TO PUSH THEM OUT TO SEA.

"TO THOSE WHO SUGGEST THIS POLICY, I MUST SAY I CANNOT HELP WONDERING WHETHER THEY HAVE THOUGHT IT THROUGH," HE SAID.

"PUSHING OFF DOES NOT JUST INVOLVE PROVIDING FOOD AND WATER AND SENDING THEM ON THEIR WAY.

"BECAUSE IF THEY WERE TO REFUSE TO CONTINUE ON THEIR JOURNEY, IF THEY WERE TO SCUTTLE THEIR BOATS IN FULL VIEW OF POLICE OR IMMIGRATION LAUNCHES, THE TOUGH POLICY MUST ALSO INVOLVE LEAVING PEOPLE TO DROWN.

"I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THINKING PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY COULD EVER CONDONE THE OUTCOME OF SUCH A POLICY, WHICH COULD RESULT IN MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN BEING DELIBERATELY LEFT TO DROWN.

"CERTAINLY, WE IN THE GOVERNMENT COULD NEVER EVER BF. PARTY TO SUCH A POLICY."

SIR DAVID NOTED, HOWEVER, THAT THE FRUSTRATION IN THE COMMUNITY OVER THE BOAT PEOPLE PROBLEM WAS STRONG AND UNDERSTANDABLE.

"IT IS A REFLECTION OF THE FACT THAT SIN< E 1979, HONG K<'NG HAS KEPT ITS SIDE OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING REACHED Al GENEVA THAT WE WOULD PROVIDE FIRST ASYLUM FOR BOAT PEOPLE FROM VIETNAM.

"BUT SADLY, THE OTHER, EQUALLY CRUCIAL, HALF OF THE BARGAIN HAS FALLEN APART, IN THAT RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES ARE SUFFERING I ROM COMPASSION FATIGUE AND ARE NO LONGER WILLING TO PROVIDE I'ERMANEN I HOMES FOR ALL VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE GIVEN TEMPORARY SHELTER BY TUI COUNTRIES OF FIRST ASYLUM.

/"FACED WITH .......

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

"FACED WITH THIS REALITY, THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN THE LEAD IN TRYING TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THIS APPARENTLY INSOLUBLE PROBLEM."

SIR DAVID SAID THE KEY TO THIS SOLUTION WAS AN INTERNATIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE FACT THAT NOT ALL THE PEOPLE NOW LEAVING VIETNAM WERE REFUGEES - ACCORDING TO THE UNHCR DEFINITION, AND THAT THOSE WHO WERE NOT POLITICAL REFUGEES SHOULD GO BACK TO VIETNAM.

"AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IS ALSO AN ASSURANCE FROM THE VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES THAT THE REFUGEES WILL NOT IN ANY WAY BE ILL-TREATED ON THEIR RETURN."

HE SAID THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE UNDERSTANDING REACHED BETWEEN THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND THE UNHCR ON TUESDAY WAS THAT IT CONFIRMED UNHCR PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROCEDURES TO DETERMINE REFUGEE STATUS.

"THIS ASSOCIATES UNHCR CLOSELY WITH OUR NEW POLICY.

"WE NOW HAVE A SOLEMN UNDERTAKING THAT THE UNHCR WILL WORK WITH THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT TO HELP RESETTLE THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE SCREENED IN AS REFUGEES, AND ALSO WITH ARRANGEMENTS TO RETURN TO VIETNAM THOSE WHO ARE SCREENED OUT AS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

"IT IS ALSO CLEAR THAT FOR REPATRIATION TO BE A VIABLE SOLUTION, THE UNHCR MUST BE INVOLVED AND THIS AGREEMENT PAVES THE WAY FOR UNHCR TO PLAY THIS ESSENTIAL ROLE."

SIR DAVID SAID HE BELIEVED THAT THIS ENDORSEMENT BY THE UNHCR OF OUR SCREENING PROCEDURE WOULD OPEN THE WAY TO FULL INTERNATIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF OUR NEW POLICY, AS DEMONSTRATED ALREADY BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S STATEMENT.

"OUR PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA ARE RECOGNISED AS BEING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UNHCR GUIDELINES AND ESTABLISHED HUMANITARIAN INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE.

"THE UNHCR HAS ALSO NOW ACCEPTED MOST RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE MAINTENANCE COSTS OF ALL CATEGORIES OF ASYLUM SEEKERS.

"THE FINANCIAL BURDEN ON THE HONG KONG TAXPAYERS HAS BEEN SUBSTANTIAL. IN CAPITAL AND RECURRENT COSTS ALONE, WE HAVE EXPENDED ABOUT 1.6 BILLION HONG KONG DOLLARS SINCE 1979.

"UNDER THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS, UNHCR WILL PAY ALL THE RUNNING COSTS OF THE OPEN CAMPS AND WILL LAUNCH AN INTERNATIONAL APPEAL NEXT YEAR TO ENABLE THEM TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE CAPITAL COST OF THE NEW OPEN CAMP AT TUEN MUN," HE SAID.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

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FOR VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE ARRIVING IN HONG KONG AFTER JUNE 16, SIR DAVID SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT’S CLEAR POLICY WAS TO SCREEN THEM ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTED CRITERIA AND WITH UNHCR INVOLVEMENT; TO RESETTLE THOSE WHO WERE CLASSIFIED AS REFUGEES; AND TO SEND BACK TO VIETNAM THOSE WHO WERE NOT.

"IN THE MEANTIME, THOSE WHO ARE WAITING TO RETURN TO VIETNAM WILL BE TREATED HUMANELY.

"BUT AS FAR AS THIS GROUP IS CONCERNED, THERE CAN AND WILL BE NO CHANGE IN THEIR STATUS AS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND THEY WILL REMAIN CONFINED TO THEIR CAMPS UNTIL THEY CAN BE RETURNED HOME," HE SAID.

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ANNOUNCEMENT SHORTLY ON NEXT ROUND OF TALKS

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID FORD, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT AN ANNOUNCEMENT WOULD BE MADE IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS ON WHEN AND WHERE THE NEXT ROUND OF TALKS WOULD TAKE PLACE WITH THE HANOI GOVERNMENT ON THE REPATRIATION OF VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG HARBOUR, SIR DAVID SAID THE AGENDA FOR THE MEETING WAS STILL BEING WORKED OUT AND THAT HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT HONG KONG WOULD CONTINUE TO MAKE GOOD PROGRESS IN THE TALKS.

"I CERTAINLY THINK WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE FURTHER PROGRESS. WE MADE GOOD PROGRESS THE LAST TIME," HE SAID.

SIR DAVID NOTED THERE WERE INDICATIONS THAT VIETNAM WAS PREPARED TO TAKE BACK SOME BOAT PEOPLE, BUT THE ‘ IMPORTANT QUESTION WAS THE FINALISATION OF ARRANGEMENTS AND HOW THESE ARRANGEMENTS WOULD WORK.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION, SIR DAVID SAID IT WAS TEMPTING TO THINK THAT THE RECENT DECLINE IN ARRIVALS FROM VIETNAM WAS A REFLECTION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S RECENT POLICY ON VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE.

"BUT OF COURSE, THIS TRADITIONALLY IS THE TIME WHEN THE WIND CHANGES AND THE NUMBERS REDUCE.

"NEVERTHELESS, THE REDUCTION HAS BEEN SUBSTANTIAL, AROUND 20 A DAY NOW SO FAR IN SEPTEMBER.

/"THIS IS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

’’THIS IS AN ENCOURAGING SIGN. I HOPE IT IS INDEED A SIGN THAT THE POLICY IS WORKING AND THAT VIETNAM IS TAKING STEPS TO STEM THE FLOW,” SIR DAVID SAID.

"BUT I THINK WE SHALL HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE THE LONGER TERMS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS,” HE ADDED.

ON THE QUESTION OF URGING BRITAIN AND OTHER RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES TO TAKE MORE REFUGEES, SIR DAVID SAID THE GOVERNMENT KEPT IN REGULAR TOUCH WITH THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE AND THE SUBJECT WAS DISCUSSED REGULARLY WITH MINISTERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

"I THINK ALL COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD FIND IT A VERY DIFFICULT PROBLEM AT THE MOMENT BECAUSE THERE IS NO END IN SIGHT FOR THE FLOW OF BOAT PEOPLE FROM VIETNAM,” HE SAID.

"THEY SEE IT AS AN ENDLESS PROBLEM, AND PART OF OUR POLICY HAS BEEN VERY CLEARLY TO DRAW A DISCERNIBLE END TO THE PROBLEM.

"I THINK THAT IF WE ARE ABLE TO DO THAT AND TO CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE THAT THE NUMBER REQUIRING RESETTLEMENT IS LIMITED, THEN I BELIEVE THE ATTITUDE OF THE RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES WILL CHANGE.

’’THIS IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR POLICY AND WE’LL CERTAINLY KEEP PUSHING THAT VERY HARD,” SIR DAVID SAID.

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THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, LEFT FOR WEST BERLIN PHIS (THURSDAY) EVENING TO ATTEND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND CONFERENCE AS A MEMBER OF THE UK DELEGATION.

THE IMF CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD FROM SEPTEMBER 27 TO 29.

ON HIS WAY BACK, MR JACOBS WILL STOP OVER IN FRANKFURT ON SEPTEMBER 29 AND GIVE A LUNCHEON TALK TO THE DEUTSCHE BANK. HE WILL ALSO VISIT OFFICES OF THE HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL IN FRANKFURT AND PARIS.

MR JACOBS WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG ON OCTOBER 5.

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U.S. BODY TOLD OF UK’S TRADE CONCERNS * * * »

THE GROWING TENDENCY TO VIEW TRADE ISSUES IN BILATERAL TERMS AND CREATE TRADING BLOCS ARE A MATTER OF CONSIDERABLE CONCERN, THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, TOLD AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS IN WASHINGTON, DC, ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

MR MACLEOD WAS ADDRESSING THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS - ONE OF THE LARGEST AMERICAN TRADE ASSOCIATIONS, WITH OVER 13,000 CORPORATE MEMBERS.

IN HIS SPEECH, HE STRESSED THAT HONG KONG WAS COMMITTED TO FREE TRADE AND TO MULTILATERAL EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE WORLD TRADING SYSTEM.

MR MACLEOD SAID THE DEBATE ON THE RECENTLY PASSED OMNIBUS TRADE BILL TOOK A BILATERALIST APPROACH WHICH FLEW IN THE FACE OF THE ECONOMIC RATIONALE BEHIND THE POST-WAR TRADING SYSTEM.

THIS WAS THAT THE FREE FLOW OF TRADE AMONG NATIONS WOULD ULTIMATELY LEAD TO THE MOST EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES.

MR MACLEOD SAID HE UNDERSTOOD CONCERN OVER THE UNITED STATES’ TWIN DEFICITS - BUT THESE SHOULD NOT BE LOOKED AT IN BILATERAL TERMS.

ANOTHER DISTURBING TREND WAS THE TENDENCY TO DIVIDE THE WORLD UP INTO REAL AND IMAGINED TRADING BLOCS. WHETHER OR NOT THESE BLOCS WERE CONSISTENT WITH THE GATT, THEY ERODED THE OPEN, MULTILATERAL, MOST-FAVOURED-NATION APPROACH UNDERLYING IT.

ONE RESULT WAS THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF A ’BLOC’ VIEW OF THE WORLD AND THE CREATION OF SUCH LABELS AS 'ASIAN NEWLY INDUSTRIALISED ECONOMIES' (NIE’S).

KOREA, TAIWAN, HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE WERE NOT IN FACT A CUSTOMS UNION OR A POLITICAL FEDERATION LINKED IN ANY WAY, AND TO ARTIFICALLY GROUP THEM TOGETHER BY SUCH LABELLING WAS MISLEADING.

MR MACLEOD ALSO DEALT WITH THE CONTINUING DANGER OF PROTECTIONIST TEXTILE LEGISLATION IN THE U.S. AND THE NEED TO MAKE SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS IN THE URUGUAY ROUND OF GATT TALKS, IN WHICH ON A NUMBER OF ISSUES THE U.S. AND HONG KONG SHARED SIMILAR OBJECTIVES.

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VARIOUS ACTIVITIES TO MARK ANTI-DRUG WEEK IN OCTOBER » » « » »

AN ANTI-DRUG WEEK, DESIGNED TO DISSEMINATE ANTI-NARCOTICS MESSAGES THROUGH A MIXED AND BALANCED PUBLICITY PROGRAMME, WILL BE LAUNCHED IN THE THIRD WEEK OF OCTOBER.

IT WILL BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THIS YEAR’S TERRITORY-WIDE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN ORGANISED BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN).

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE WEEK AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (THURSDAY), A MEMBER OF THE ACAN, MR LEE JARK-PUI, SAID THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR GARETH MULLOY, WHO WAS ALSO PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE, ADDED THAT THE CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES WERE AIMED AT MAKING PARENTS MORE AWARE OF THE RISKS TO WHICH THEIR CHILDREN WERE EXPOSED.

THEY WERE ALSO AIMED AT GIVING THE YOUNGSTERS THEMSELVES A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE DANGERS THAT DRUGS POSED.

DURING THE WEEK FROM OCTOBER 16 TO 22, A WIDE RANGE OF RECREATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES WILL BE ORGANISED.

THESE INCLUDE A FAMILY CAMP, EXHIBITIONS, TELEVISION FEATURES, A SEMINAR, VARIETY SHOW, AND A "RUN-THE-STAI RS" COMPETITION AND DRAMA COMPETITIONS.

ABOUT 150 FAMILIES WILL TAKE PART IN A FAMILY CAMP, AT THE LET YUE MUN PARK HOLIDAY VILLAGE ON OCTOBER 15 AND 16. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN ATTENDING WILL BE ABOUT 440.

RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG (RTIIK) AND SING PAO DAILY NEWS WILL WORK TOGETHER TO RECRUIT 440 CAMP PARTICIPANTS, COMPRISING 290 RESIDENTIAL CAMPERS AND 150 DAY CAMPERS. THE RECRUITMENT WILL BEGIN TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AND CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 29.

DURING THE RECRUITMENT PERIOD, AN APPLICATION FORM, TOGETHER WITH DETAILS, WILL BE PUBLISHED IN SING PAO AND FIVE LEADING ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITIES, MESSRS JACKIE CHAN, SAM HUI, ADAM CHENG AND SAMMO HUNG AND MISS DODO CHENG, WILL PLEDGE THEIR SUPPORT B MAKING ANTI-NARCOTICS APPEALS ON RTHK RADIO 1.

IN FILLING IN THE APPLICATION FORMS, INTENDING PART I C I l'AN'l ARE REQUIRED TO MATCH THE PERSONALITIES WITH Till CORRI 'T' ’MD I N’< ANTI-DRUG APPEAL MADE BY THEM ON THE RADIO.

A BALLOT TO DECIDE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL TAKE PLAUE O’ OCTOBER 4 AND RESULTS OF THE BALLOT WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OCTOBER 6.

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AS PART OF THE ANTI-DRUG WEEK PROGRAMME, AN EXHIBITION FEATURING PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ABUSE AND HONG KONG’S ANTI-DRUG EFFORTS WILL BE STAGED AT THE MTR’S MONG KOK STATION AND TSUEN WAN STATION FROM OCTOBER 17 TO 19 AND OCTOBER 20 TO 22 RESPECTIVELY.

TELEVISION FEATURES INCORPORATING ANTI-DRUG MESSAGES WILL BE PRODUCED AND TELECAST AS PART OF THE ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT SHOW ON THE TVB JADE CHANNEL ON OCTOBER 18.

TO TIE IN WITH THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 19, THE ACAN YOUTH VOLUNTEER GROUP WILL ORGANISE A "RUN-THE-STAIRS" COMPETITION, COVERING AROUND 700 STEPS ON A STAIRWAY IN CLOUD VIEW ROAD, NORTH POINT.

A SEMINAR ON PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ABUSE, PROVIDING ABOUT 400 SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS WITH A FORUM TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON THE SUBJECT, WILL BE HELD AT THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS IN WAN CHAI ON OCTOBER 20.

A REVISED TEACHING KIT WILL ALSO BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE PARTICIPANTS.

A THREE-HOUR ANT I-NARCOTICS VARIETY SHOW AT THE SHA TIN CENTRAL PARK, WHICH WILL BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN, WILL PROVIDE AN EVENING OF FUN AND MUSIC TO LOCAL RESIDENTS ON OCTOBER 21. IT WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON RTHK RADIO 1.

THE FINALS OF THE "ANTI-PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES DRAMA COMPETITION", JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE ACAN AND THE BAUHINIA JAYCEES, WILL BE HELD AT THE LOKE YEW HALL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG ON OCTOBER 22.

A TOTAL OF 28 ENTRIES, COMPRISING 19 FOR THE OPEN DIVISION AND NINE FOR THE SECONDARY SCHOOL DIVISION, HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

PRE-WEEK PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES WILL BEGIN FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) BY MEANS OF POSTERS, LEAFLETS, THE NARCOTICS DIVISION’S MOBILE PUBLICITY UNIT, MASS MEDIA AND A RANGE OF RADIO PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMMES PRODUCED BY RTHK.

THE RADIO PROGRAMMES, TO BE BROADCAST ON RADIO 1, WILL INCLUDE A DOCUMENTARY DRAMA SERIES AND A MIN I-DRAMA SERIES TARGETTED BOTH AT ADULTS AND YOUNGSTERS.

THREE FIVE-MINUTE PROGRAMMES WITH ANTI-DRUG THEMES WILL ALSO BE PRODUCED BY RTHK AND GO ON AIR AT PRIME TIME ON BOTH ATV AUD TVB IN OCTOBER.

LEAFLETS INCORPORATING THE DETAILS OF THE ANTI DRUG WEFE ACTIVITIES AND THE APPLICATION FORM FOR THE FAM I I.Y CAMP WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND SUB-OFFICES AND AT THE NARCOTICS DIVISION, 23RD FLOOR, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

IN HIS CAPACITY AS CHAIRMAN OF ACAN’S PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE, MR LEE URGED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO JOIN IN THESE ACTIVITIES.

THEY WOULD THUS BETTER ARM THEMSELVES WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WOULD ENABLE THEM TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES FROM THE DANGERS THAT DRUGS POSED.

"NO CAMPAIGN AGAINST DRUG ABUSE CAN SUCCEED WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE AS A WHOLE," HE SAID. "AND REMEMBER THAT KNOWLEDGE IS STRENGTH."

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A HOSTEL FOR THE ELDERLY, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, WILL BE (FRIDAY).

FIRST EVER OPERATED BY THE OFFICIALLY OPENED TOMORROW

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HO’S CLANSMEN FOR THE ELDERLY, LOCATED IN SHEK YUK HOUSE IN CHUN TIN, HAS A CAPACITY OF 160 PLACES.

IT PROVIDES SHELTERED COMMUNAL LIVING ELDERLY PERSONS WHO ARE CAPABLE OF SELF CARE.

ASSOCIATION HOSTEL SHEK ESTATE, SHA

ACCOMMODATION

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THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ELIZABETH WONG, AND DR HO TIM OF THE HO’S CLANSMEN ASSOCIATION WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY. vrcnxnu

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CLANSMEN ASSOCIATION HOSTEL FOR THE ELDERLY WILL BE HELD AT THE ("fRI Da'y?MUN * 'Y HAL'L,> CHUN SHEK ESTATE, SHA TIN AT 3 PM TOMORROW

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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YOUNG SEAMEN ARE NEEDED IN MERCHANT NAVY

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A SURVEY OF SEA-GOING PERSONNEL HAS FOUND THAT THERE ARE FEWER ACTIVE HONG KONG SEAMEN THAN TWO YEARS AGO AND THE MANPOWER IN THE MERCHANT NAVY IS AGEING WITH ABOUT TWO-THIRDS AGED MORE THAN 40.

IN A REPORT ON THE SURVEY, THE MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL SAYS THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE SEAMEN HAS DROPPED BY 17.6 PER CENT PER ANNUM TO ABOUT 9,000 SINCE THE PREVIOUS SURVEY IN MARCH 1986.

THE BOARD GIVES THREE REASONS FOR THE DECLINE: THE DEPRESSED STATE OF THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY IN THE WAKE OF WORLDWIDE ECONOMIC RECESSION, MORE ATTRACTIVE JOBS AVAILABLE ON SHORE AND THE LOSS OF JOBS ON BOARD SHIPS OPERATING IN THE MIDDLE EAST WAR ZONE TO FILIPINO AND SOUTH KOREAN CREWMEN.

THE BOARD ALSO NOTES WITH CONCERN THE RISE IN THE MEAN AGE OF HONG KONG SEAFARERS WHICH REFLECTS THE GRADUAL AGEING OF THE MANPOWER IN THE MERCHANT NAVY.

THE SURVEY RECORDED THAT SOME 56 PER CENT OF THE 3,600 ACTIVE OFFICERS AND 82 PER CENT OF THE 5,400 ACTIVE RATINGS ARE OVER 40 YEARS OF AGE.

THE BOARD CONSIDERS THAT THERE WILL BE AN URGENT DEMAND FOR YOUNG NEW ENTRANTS TO JOIN THE MERCHANT NAVY, PARTICULARLY WHEN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY IS RECOVERING.

NEVERTHELESS, MOST SHIPPING COMPANIES HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING GREAT DIFFICULTIES IN RECRUITING JUNIOR DECK OFFICERS.

THE BOARD FORECASTS THAT THE MERCHANT NAVY WILL NEED AT LEAST 360 ADDITIONAL OFFICERS AND 640 RATINGS A YEAR UP TO 1990 TO MEET ITS MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS.

CONTAINING DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS AND STATISTICS OF THE MANPOWER SITUATION OF THE INDUSTRY, THE 1988 MANPOWER SURVEY REPORT ON THE MERCHANT NAVY IS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, AT 817.50 A COPY.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

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LANTERN CARNIVAL FOR SHAM SHUI PO RESIDENTS * t * *

RESIDENTS IN THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A LARGE-SCALE LANTERN CARNIVAL TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR’S MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL,

THE EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) EVENING AT THE MAPLE STREET PLAYGROUND.

APART FROM DEMONSTRATIONS OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE HANDICRAFTS, 16 GAMES STALLS WILL BE SET UP FOR RESIDENTS TO SHARE IN THE FESTIVAL SPIRIT.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CARNIVAL WILL BE A VARIETY SHOW STARTING AT 8 PM AND FEATURING CHORAL SINGING, A CHINESE ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE AND CHINESE FOLK DANCE. POPULAR TV ARTISTIS WILL ALSO BE PRESENT.

THE CARNIVAL IS ORGANISED BY THE SHAM SHUI PO ARTS ASSOCIATION, THE SHAM SHUI PO WELFARE ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION AND THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICE.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING OF THE CARNIVAL WILL BE THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR PAUL LEUNG, SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS JENNY CHOK, AND SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR TAI TUNG-NGOK.

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MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATION IN YUEN LONG * t t »

RESIDENTS OF YUEN LONG ARE BEING INVITED TO ATTEND A VARIETY SHOW TO BE HELD ON THE EVE OF THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN THE YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB TOWN SQUARE ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

ORGANISED BY THE CULTURE COMMITTEE OF THfi YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD, THE EVENT WILL FEATURE SINGING, A MAGIC SHOW AND AN ACROBATIC PERFORMANCE AS WELL AS A LANTERN DANCE AND A DEMONSTRATION OF MONGOLIAN WRESTLING.

FREE LANTERNS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE PUBLIC THROUGHOUT THE SHOW, WHICH WILL START AT H PM.

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THE OFFICIATING GUESTS AT THE EVENT WILL INCLUDE THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR TAI KUEN, DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALAN WONG, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CULTURE COMMITTEE, MR CHOW YIU-WING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VARIETY SHOW.

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ON LOK TSUEN INDUSTRIAL SURVEY ON AGENDA » * « » »

THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO REVIEW THE PROGRESS OF AN INDUSTRIAL SURVEY BEING CONDUCTED IN ON LOK TSUEN, FANLING.

THE SURVEY IS AIMED AT FINDING OUT PROBLEMS AS WELL AS JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AREA.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO NOTE PROGRESS CONCERNING A PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH A MARINE FISH CULTURE ZONE AT SHAM CHUNG.

AT THE MEETING, A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE WILL REPORT THE PROGRESS OF A REVIEW ON THE CONTROL ON THE USE OF BRIGHT LIGHTS FOR FISHING AT NIGHT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES COMMITTEE IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING ROUNDABOUT, FANLING TOMORROW (FRIDAY). -THE MEETING WILL START AT 2.30 PM.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

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OFFICE SPACE ON DB COMMITTEE AGENDA * * * *

MEMBERS OF KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD'S INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE WILL RAISE QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE MAXIMUM PERCENTAGE OF FLOOR AREA OF AN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING THAT CAN BE USED AS OFFICES AT A MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THEY WILL ALSO RAISE QUESTIONS ON THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S INVOLVEMENT IN DEMOLITION WORKS CONCERNING BUILDING STRUCTURES CONTAINING ASBESTOS.

ANOTHER MATTER ON THE AGENDA 13 THE INFLUENCE OF A PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT NEAR TSING YI PIER AND ITS SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT ON THE LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT OF TSING YI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD’S INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, KWAI CHUNG.

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KOWLOON CITY DB COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW » * * »

MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WILL MEET TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO DISCUSS NFW PROCEDURES FOR PROCESSING COMPLAINTS CONCERNING TAXIS.

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT WILL ATTEND THE MEETING TO HEAR THE VIEWS OF THE MEMBERS, AND TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

AT THE MEETING, OFFICERS FROM THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL INTRODUCE THE DRAFT 1989-1990 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENI PROGRAMME IN KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT. MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED 1’0 EXITES!: THEIR VIEWS ON THE PROGRAMME.

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OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN THE TO KWA WAN AREA AND THE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AT THE SECTION OF WATERLOO ROAD BETWEEN PUI CHING ROAD AND HO MAN TIN STREET.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING TO BEGIN AT 2.15 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN.

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ISLANDS DB COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER FUND APPLICATIONS

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THE CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS FOR HOLDING VARIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THE DIS 1’RI CT •

TO

THE

IHIR1Y-TWO APPLICATIONS WERE RECEIVED. A WORKING GROUP FORMED UNDER THE COMMITTEE HAS RECOMMENDED ACCEPTANCE OF 10 WHICH AMOUNT A TOTAL OF $96,000, AND MEMBERS' ENDORSEMENT WILL BE SOUGHT MEETING.

AT

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCI,UDE DATES FOR VISITS BY TO SEE CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES, AND COUNCIL'S DISTRICT FESTIVAL SUBSIDY SCHEME.

MEMBERS REGIONAL

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD'S CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE TO BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE, 20TH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL, BEGINNING AT 2 PM.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

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NEW POST OFFICE TO SERVE SHEUNG WAN *****

A NEW POST OFFICE SERVING THE SHEUNG WAN AREA WILL BE OPENED AT 9 AM ON OCTOBER 3 (MONDAY), A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).

LOCATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 159-161 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, THE OFFICE WILL REPLACE THE PRESENT SHEUNG WAN POST OFFICE IN WING LOK STREET WHICH WILL CLOSE FOR BUSINESS AT 1 PM ON OCTOBER 1. )

THE OPENING HOURS OF THE NEW POST OFFICE WILL BE 9 AM TO 6 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND 9 AM TO 1 PM ON SATURDAYS. THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 5-430385.

IN THE INTEREST OF PHILATELISTS, A HAND-BACK SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE NEW SHEUNG WAN POST OFFICE ON OCTOBER 3.

UNREGISTERED "FIRST DAY" COVERS PREPARED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, AND BEARING A LOCAL ADDRESS WILL BE ACCEPTED OVER THE COUNTER. THEY WILL BE IMPRESSED WITH THE NORMAL POST OFFICE DATESTAMP AND HANDED BACK TO THE PERSONS PRESENTING THEM.

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GRADING OF BEACH WATER QUALITY

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT (EPD) TODAY (THURSDAY) ANNOUNCED THE LATEST GRADES ON THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF ALL BATHING BEACHES IN HONG KONG.

THE PURPOSE OF THE GRADING SYSTEM IS TO . INFORM SWIMMERS^ AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT THE STATE OF BACTERIAL POLLUTION AT VARIOUS

THE GRADING IS BASED ON THE E. COLI DATA OBTAINED BY THE BPD IN ITS ROUTINE BEACH WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAMME.

THE E. COLI DATA USED FOR GRADING ARE BASED ON THE MEDIAN VALUES OF THE MOST RECENT FIVE RESULTS, OBTAINED OVER A TWO AND A HALF MONTH PERIOD ACCORDING TO THE USUAL SAMPLING FREQUENCY.

THE GRADES FOR SOME BEACHES MAY FLUCTUATE. THIS REPRESENTS A NATURAL FLUCTUATION IN THE BACTERIAL QUALITY OF THE BEACHES IN MOST CASES, AS RAIN AND TIDES BRING MORE OR LESS POLLUTION TO THE SWIMMING

/NEVERTHELESS, THE ........

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

NEVERTHELESS, THE GRADES GIVE A GOOD GENERAL PICTURE OF THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF BEACHES, AND FORM THE BEST AVAILABLE FORECAST OF BEACH WATER QUALITY IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.

THE SYSTEM FOR GRADING BEACH WATER QUALITY IS AS FOLLOWS:

’A’ GRADE INDICATES THE MEDIAN E. COLI COUNT IS BETWEEN

0-99 PER 100 MILLILITRES, AND THE WATER QUALITY IS GOOD.

*B’ GRADE INDICATES THE MEDIAN E. COLI COUNT IS BETWEEN

100-999 PER 100 MILLILITRES, AND THE WATER QUALITY IS ACCEPTABLE.

’C’ GRADE INDICATES THE MEDIAN E. COLI COUNT IS 1,000 OR MORE PER 100 MILLILITRES, AND THE WATER QUALITY IS POOR.

THE DECISION WHETHER OR NOT TO CLOSE A BRACH TO SWIMMERS IS BASED ON A JUDGEMENT OF WHAT DEGREE OF POLLUTION IS ACCEPTABLE.

NORMALLY, A RECOMMENDATION ON CLOSURE WOULD ONLY BE CONSIDERED BY THE URBAN OR THE REGIONAL COUNCIL IF A ’C’ GRADING OCCURRED REPEATEDLY. SIMILARLY, A RECOMMENDATION TO REOPEN A CLOSED BRACH WOULD ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF A ’B’ GRADE OR BETTER WERE CONSISTENTLY OBTAINED.

AT PRESENT, FIVE BATHING BEACHES HAVE BEEN DECLARED UNSUITABLE FOR SWIMMING PURPOSES, BASED ON THE WATER QUALITY DURING PAST SEASONS.

THESE BEACHES ARE ANGLERS’, CASTLE PRAK, SILVERMINE DAY, OLD CAFETERIA AND ROCKY BAY. THEY ARE POLLUTED BY FAECAL WASTES AND FAILED TO ACHIEVE CONSISTENTLY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION AND HONG KONG STANDARDS. THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED NOT TO SWIM IN THESE FIVE BEACHES. THEY ARE IDENTIFIED BY AN ’X’ TN THE FOLLOWING TABLE.

THE GRADES ON THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF VARIOUS BEACHES IN HONG KONG AS AT TODAY AND TWO WEEKS AGO ARE LISTED BELOW :

BEACH LAST GRADING PRESENT GRADING

HONG KONG SOUTH (AS AT 8.9.88) ’ (AS AT 22.9.88)

BIG WAVE BAY A A

CHUNG HOM KOK A A

DEEP WATER BAY B B

HAIRPIN A A

MIDDLE BAY C C

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, ^988

d

B

B

A

A

A

X

A

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REPULSE BAY

SHEK 0

SOUTH BAY

ST. STEPHEN’S

TURTLE COVE

STANLEY MAIN

ROCKY BAY TO TEI WAN*

ISLANDS DISTRICT

CHEUNG SHA UPPER

CHEUNG SHA LOWER

DISCOVERY BAY*

HUNG SHING YEH

KWUN YAM WAN

TONG FUK

LO SO SHING

PUI O

S1LVERMINE BAY

TUNG WAN, CHEUNG CHAU

TUNG O*

SAI KUNG DISTRICT

CAMPERS

CLEAR WATER BAY 1ST BEACH

CLEAR WATER BAY 2ND BEACH

A

B B /HAP MUN BAY .......

C

B

B A

A

A

X

A

A

B

A

A

A

B

A

B

X

B

A

A

B

B

A

B

A

A

A

X

B

A

I

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1?88

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HAP MUN BAY A

KIU TSUI A

PAK SHA CHAU A

SILVERSTRAND C

TRIO (HEBEHAVEN) B

A

A

A

C

B

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT

ANGLERS’ X X

APPROACH B B

CASAM B B

GEMINI B B

HOI MEI WAN B B

LIDO B B

TING KAU C C

TUNG WAN, MA WAN A A

TUEN MUN DISTRICT

OLD CAFETERIA X X

NEW CAFETERIA B c

CASTLE PEAK X X

KADOORIE B c

BUTTERFLY B c

’X’ THE BEACH HAS BEEN DECLARED UNSUITABLE FOR SWIMMING.

» NON-GAZETTED BEACHES.

THE FOLLOWING BEACHES HAVE CHANGED GRADING ON THIS OCCASION: PUI 0, FROM ’B’ TO ’ A* .

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THE CHANGE IS WITHIN THE NORMAL RANGE OF FLUCTUATION OF THE BACTERIAL WATER QUALITY OF THE BEACH.

NEW CAFETERIA, KADOORIE AND BUTTERFLY, FROM ’B* TO ’C’.

THESE BEACHES WERE AFFECTED BY DISCHARGES FROM TUEN MUN NULLAH. THE USUAL GRADING FOR THESE BEACHES IN THIS BATHING SEASON HAS BEEN EITHER ’A' OR ’B’.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT DR CATHERINE PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER (WATER POLICY) 3-7211044.

LAM, ACTING

OF BPD, ON

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS IN NT FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND THE NEW TERRITORIES

DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SHA TIN

GOLDEN HILL ROAD LEADING

TO

TO TRAFFIC FROM 6 PM TO MIDNIGHT SEPTEMBER 25 AND 26, THE ROAD WILL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

KOWLOON RESERVOIR WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY .(SEPTEMBER 24). ON

CONTINUE TO BE CLOSED AS ON NORMAL

°N SRPTEMBER 25 AND 26, SERVICE ON KMB ROUTE NO. 85K, ON JOURNEYS TO HENG ON, WILL BE EXTENDED TO OPERATE UNTIL 1 AM THE NEXT THE^NEXT DAY^8 EOR SBA TIN KCR STATION WILL RUN UNTIL 12.30 AM

THE OPERATING HOURS OF GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES NO. 60K KCR STATION TO FO TAN COTTAGE AREA) AND 6 IM (LEK YUEN/WO KOWLOON TONG MTR STATION) WILL ALSO BE EXTENDED ON SEPTEMBER UNTIL 1 AM AND 3 AM THE NEXT MORNING RESPECTIVELY.

(SHA CHE 25,

TIN TO TO

/TSUEN WAN

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1988

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TSUEN WAN

ON SEPTEMBER 25, SERVICE ON GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE NO. 82 (TSUEN WAN SHIU WO STREET TO SHING MUN RESERVOIR) WILL OPERATE UNTIL 2 AM THE NEXT MORNING. A HIGHER FARE OF $2 WILL BE CHARGED ON THE EXTENDED SERVICES.

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SAI KUNG

THE SECTION OF CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH THE SLIP ROAD TO TAI WAN TAU WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8 PM ON SEPTEMBER 25 TO 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING.

THE OPERATING HOURS OF KMB ROUTE NO. 93R (PAK TAM CHUNG TO CHOI HUNG) WILL BE EXTENDED ON SEPTEMBER 25 TO MIDNIGHT, WITH A FREQUENCY OF 10 TO 20 MINUTES.

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BUS DIVERSIONS IN WONG TAI SIN

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT ROUTEINGS OF A NUMBER OF BUS ROUTES WILL BE DIVERTED FOR A FEW HOURS FROM 11 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKS AT THE JUNCTION OF SHEUNG FUNG STREET AND FUNG TAK ROAD IN WONG TAI SIN.

THE DIVERSIONS WILL BE IN FORCE UNTIL THE LAST BUSES ARE DISPATCHED ON THE ROUTES.

DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

* KMB ROUTES NO. 2F AND 5C WILL BE DIVERTED VIA YUK WAH STREET, TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD AND PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AFTER LEAVING TSZ WAN SHAN (SOUTH) BUS TERMINUS.

KMB ROUTES NO. 3A, 3B AND 15A WILL HAVE TO OPERATE VIA TSZ

WAN SHAN ROAD AND PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD ON THEIR JOURNEYS

FROM TSZ WAN SHAN.

* THE EXISTING BUS STOPS IN YUK WAH STREET, SHEUNG FUNG

STREET AND FUNG TAK ROAD OBSERVED BY THE ABOVE ROUTES WILL

BE SUSPENDED TEMPORARILY.

TEMPORARY BUS STOPS FOR THESE BUS ROUTES WILL BE PROVIDED ON TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD AND PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD, TOGETHER WITH THOSE FOR ROUTE NO. 3C.

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FRESH WATER CUT IN YUEN LONG » * * * »

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN YUEN LONG WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO 8 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR WATER WORKS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT HUNG SHUT KIU MAIN TSUEN, TIN HA ROAD AND HUNG SHEK ROAD.

ROAD, HUNG UK

PREMISES ALONG PING HA ROAD AND THOSE AT LAU FAU SHAN WILL ALSO EXPERIENCE WEAK WATER PRESSURE.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TENTH MEETING OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT LIAISON GROUP ...... 1 PRAISE FOR WORK OF CSD OFFICERS .................................................................................... 2 NEW BORDER DIVISIONAL POLICE HQ OPTUS ...................... 3 COMMUNITY CARE AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES FOR THE AGED........ 4 CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR AUGUST PUBLISHED ................ 5 RESEARCH GRANTS MADE TO TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS .............. 8 HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR TO BE REPLACED .. 10 FIVE-CENT COIN WILL CEASE TO BE LEGAL TENDER ............... 10 PEAK SITE TO LET BY TENDER ................................. 'll AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT TSUEN WAN OZP ...................... 12 DB TO DISCUSS RETIREMENT SCHEMES ........................... 13 AMENDMENT TO THE DRAFT MA TAU KOK OZP ANNOUNCED............. 14 PUBLIC REMINDED OF LAWS ON EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES ............. 1? fire safety urged during festival........................... 15 HOLIDAY CLINIC SERVICES .................................... 16 CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE SENSE OF BELONGING ..... 17 SOUTHERN DISTRICT MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS ......... 18 LANTERN CARNIVAL IN MONG KOK ............................... 19 MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION IN TSUEN WaN ............... 19 ANTI-TRIAD MESSAGE IN DRAMA PLAY ........................... 20 SWIMMING GALA FOR YAU TSIM RESIDENTS ....................... 20 FIRING PRACTICE IN OCTOBER ................................. 21 BOARDING /ND-ALIGHTING RESTRICTIONS IN TRANSIT SERVICE AREA 22 NEW ID ChRDS FOR WOMEN BORN IN 1963-64 ..................... 25

HUNG HOM FERRY PIER TO BE RELOCATED ........................ 24 CAUTION URGED ON CaNAL ROaD FLYOVER ........................ 24

FRIDAY, SEPTJjXBER 23, 1988

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TENTH MEETING OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT LIAISON GROUP » « » » »

FOLLOWING IS THE COMMUNIQUE OF THE TENTH MEETING OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT LIAISON GROUP:-

THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT LIAISON GROUP HELD ITS TENTH MEETING IN LONDON FROM 20-23 SEPTEMBER 1988. THE GROUP DISCUSSED A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS AND ACHIEVED POSITIVE RESULTS. THE GROUP EXPRESSED SATISFACTION AT THE SUCCESSFUL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO OFFICES SINCE THEIR ESTABLISHMENT IN HONG KONG ON JULY 1, 1988.

ON THE BASIS OF WORK DONE BY THE SUB-GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP REACHED AGREEMENT ON HONG KONG’S CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC TELECOMMUNITY AND IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANISATION - INTERPOL - AND THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS.

THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP CONTINUED ITS DISCUSSION ON TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR TWO TYPES OF SEAMAN’S TRAVEL DOCUMENT -THE SEAMAN’S IDENTITY BOOK AND THE SEAMAN’S CERTIFICATE OF NATIONALITY AND IDENTITY - AND REACHED A COMMON VIEW. WITH THIS, THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP HAVE COMPLETED THEIR CONSIDERATION OF TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR ALL HONG KONG TRAVEL AND IDENTITY DOCUMENTS.

WITH REGARD TO WORK ON THE LOCALISATION OF LEGISLATION, THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP REACHED A COMMON VIEW ON QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE LOCALISATION OF LEGISLATION ON ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION IN HONG KONG. THE GROUP ALSO DISCUSSED QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE LOCALISATION OF LEGISLATION ON CIVIL AVIATION AND MERCHANT SHIPPING.

THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP CONTINUED THEIR DISCUSSION OF FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SURRENDER OF FUGITIVE OFFENDERS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND RELEVANT COUNTRIES, AND REACHED A COMMON VIEW ON QUESTIONS OF PRINCIPLE. THE TWO SIDES AGREED THAT EXPERTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO DISCUSS THE DETAILS OF THIS SUBJECT.

THE GROUP CONFIRMED THEIR FULL AGREEMENT ON FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF TERMS OF SERVICE AND OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE HONG KONG JUDICIARY.

THE GROUP CONTINUED THEIR DISCUSSION ON THE DEFENCE OF HONG KONG AND THE MAINTENANCE OF ITS PUBLIC ORDER.

THE GROUP HAD A GENERAL EXCHANGE OF VIEWS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COURT OF FINAL APPEAL JN HONG KONG.

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THE TWO SIDES DISCUSSED FURTHER PROGRESS IN CONCLUDING HONG KONG'S AIR SERVICE AGREEMENTS.

THE BRITISH SIDE BRIEFED THE CHINESE SIDE ON PREPARATIONS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SHIPPING REGISTER FOR HONG KONG.

THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP DECIDED THAT ITS NEXT MEETING WOULD TAKE PLACE IN HONG KONG FROM DECEMBER 6 TO 9 1988.

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PRAISE FOR WORK OF CSD OFFICERS * * * * *

THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS ALREADY WON MUCH ACCLAIM BOTH LOCALLY AND ABROAD IN THE REFORM AND REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS, AN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBER, MISS MARIA TAM, SAID THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

SPEAKING AT THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S PASSING-OUT PARADE AT ITS STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY, MISS TAM SAID THAT WITH DEDICATED SERVICE AS A WHOLE, THESE ACHIEVEMENTS WOULD BE FURTHER ADVANCED TO BUTTRESS LAW AND ORDER IN HONG KONG.

MISS TAM ALSO SAID THAT APART FROM PERFORMING CORRECTIONAL FUNCTIONS, THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAD TIME AND AGAIN BEEN CALLED UPON TO TAKE ON EXCEPTIONAL TASKS.

"THE ACCOMMODATION AND MANAGEMENT OF A LARGE NUMBER OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE WIDELY DEMONSTRATED THE SCALE AND SHAPE OF THINGS THAT MAY COME YOUR WAY.

"THE ABILITY TO RESPOND TO SWIFT CHANGES AND DRASTIC DEMANDS UNDER EXTREMELY DIFFICULT CONDITIONS IS THEREFORE JUST AS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR SERVICE, AND I AM BOUND TO SAY THAT YOUR SERVICE HAS BEEN COPING WITH THESE CHANGES AND DEMANDS EXCEPTIONALLY WELL," MISS TAM SAID.

MISS TAM SAID THAT CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS HAD A TOUGH AND DIFFICULT JOB TO DO.

THERE WOULD BE TIMES WHEN THEY WOULD HAVE TO FACE PRESSURES AND PROVOCATIONS IN CARRYING OUT THEIR DUTIES.

"IT IS PARAMOUNT THAT YOU REMAIN FAITHFUL TO YOUR CONSCIENCE, AND CONDUCT YOURSELF WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR," SHI. STRESSED.

TODAY, 14 OFFICERS AND 32 COMPLETED THE DEPARTMENT’S BASIC

ASSISTANT OFFICERS WHO TRAINING WERE ON PARADE.

HAVE

JUST

MISS TAM PRESENTED SILVER WHISTLES TO THE TWO BEST RECRUITS MR WONG CHO-HUNG AND MR LAM MAN-SHING.

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NEW BORDER DIVISIONAL POLICE HQ OPENS t t t t t

THE COMPLETION AND OPENING OF THE BORDER DIVISIONAL POLICE HEADQUARTERS WILL ENABLE THE POLICE FORCE TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF ULTIMATELY TAKING OVER THE ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT DUTIES FROM THE BRITISH ARMY.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE REGIONAL COMMANDER, NEW TERRITORIES, MR RICHARD SMALLSHAW, WHEN HE OFFICIATED AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE $13 MILLION COMPLEX TODAY (FRIDAY).

MR SMALLSHAW NOTED THAT THIS DEVELOPMENT WAS IN LINE WITH THE STRONG RESPONSE REQUIRED BY THE POLICE TO TACKLE THE CONTINUING PROBLEM OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, WHICH WOULD BECOME IN ITSELF AN EVEN GREATER COMMITMENT THAN AT PRESENT.

"THE OPENING OF THE NEW HEADQUARTERS WILL PROVIDE A CENTRALISED AND WELL-EQUIPPED SUPPORT FACILITY AND FURTHER ENHANCE THE OPERATION OF THE EXISTING POLICE FACILITIES IN THE BORDER -- NAMELY LOK MA CHAU, TA KWU LING, AND SHA TAU KOK POLICE STATIONS, WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE THEIR IMMEDIATE AREAS," HE SAID.

MR SMALLSHSAW POINTED OUT THAT THE BORDER DIVISION WAS CREATED IN NOVEMBER 1984, AND INCLUDED AN INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY WITH CHINA, PLUS BUSY BORDER CROSSING POINTS AT LO WU RAILWAY TERMINUS, MAN KAM TO AND SHA TAU KOK.

NOTING THAT THE HUGE GEOGRAPHICAL AREA INVOLVED IN THE BORDER AREA, WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY TWO-THIRDS THE SIZE OF HONG KONG ISLAND, MR SMALLSHAW SAID THAT THIS DEDICATED HEADQUARTERS BUILDING WAS DEEMED NECESSARY TO CENTRALISE COMMAND FOR SUCH A LARGE DIVISION.

HE ADDED THAT ALTHOUGH THE LOCAL POPULATION HAD NOT INCREASED, NONETHELESS, THE BORDER POLICE REMAINED DEDICATED TO ENSURING THAT A STRONG, EFFECTIVE AND VISIBLE PRESENCE WAS FELT THROUGHOUT THE AREA.

OBSERVING THAT THE CRIME RATE IN THE AREA WAS LOW AND HAD DROPPED CONSISTENTLY FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, MR •SMALLSHAW ATTRIBUTED THIS TO THE CONCERTED EFFORTS OF BOTH THE POLICE AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

"THROUGH THE PROVISION OF MODERN EQUIPMENT AND ADEQUATE TRAINING, THE POLICE CAN GO A LONG WAV TOWARDS COMBATING CRIMES,” HE ADDED.

MR SMALLSHAW ALSO GAVE AN ASSURANCE THAT POLICE OFFICERS WORKING IN THE NEW BUILDING WOULD CONTINUE WITH THE TRADITIONALLY GOOD POLICE AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS, AND BUILD UPON THE STRONG COMMUNITY SPIRIT.

MR SMALLSHAW LATER UNVEILED A PLAQUE TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE NEW BUILDING. ALSO PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE DISTRICT OFFICER, NORTH, MR T.J. MILNES; AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR ('HEUNG YAN-LUNG.

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COMMUNITY CARE AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES FOR THE AGED ♦ * » ♦ ♦

BOTH THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES ARE VIGOROUSLY DEVELOPING RESIDENTIAL SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY IN VIEW OF THE GROWING DEMAND, AND AT THE SAME TIME PROMOTING THE CONCEPT OF CARE IN THE FAMILY, DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ELIZABETH WONG, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SHE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SWD HO'S CLANSMEN ASSOCIATION HOSTEL FOR THE ELDERLY IN SHA TIN, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND TO BE DIRECTLY MANAGED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

MRS WONG SAID THAT IT WAS BEST FOR THE ELDERLY TO SPEND THEIR OLD AGE IN THEIR FAMILIES AND THAT HER DEPARTMENT HAD TRIED TO CULTIVATE THE CONCEPT OF RESPECT AND CARE FOR THE ELDERLY.

"HENCE, A SERIES OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES, SUCH AS HOME HELP, SOCIAL CENTRES, MULTI-SERVICES CENTRES AND DAY CARE CENTRES, HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED TO ASSIST FAMILIES TO LOOK AFTER THEIR ELDERLY MEMBERS AND TO ENABLE THE SENIOR CITIZENS TO CONTINUE LIVING IN THE COMMUNITY THEY ARE FAMILIAR WITH," SHE SAID.

"HOWEVER, SOME OLD PEOPLE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE PROPER CARE IN THEIR FAMILIES BECAUSE OF VARIOUS REASONS SUCH AS THE LACK OF RELATIVES OR FRIENDS TO DEPEND ON, FAMILY DISPUTES OR OTHER SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL PROBLEMS AND THEREFORE REQUIRE INSTITUTIONAL CARE," SHE ADDED.

THE DEPARTMENT HAD BEEN ACTIVELY ASSISTING VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN RENDERING INSTITUTIONAL CARE FOR THE ELDERLY THROUGH SUBVENTION OVER THE PAST DECADE AND THERE ARE NOW SOME 9,000 SUBVENTED RESIDENTIAL PLACES FOR THE ELDERLY, WHICH IS ONE-AND-A-HALF TIMES MORE THAN TEN YEARS AGO.

MRS WONG COMMENDED THE HO’S CLANSMEN ASSOCIATION FOR DONATING $1.7 MILLION TOWARDS THE SETTING UP OF THE HOSTEL AND FOR ITS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE PLANNING.

LATER IN THE EVENING, WHEN ADDRESSING THE NINTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE AGED, MRS WONG REITERATED THAT THE CURRENT POLICY OBJECTIVE IN ELDERLY SERVICE HAD PROVED TO BE CORRECT AND WOULD STILL BE EFFECTIVE IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,

1988

CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR AUGUST PUBLISHED

*****

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) PUBLISHED THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR AUGUST 1988.

THE CPI(A) AND CPI(B) (OCT. 84/SEP. 85 = 100) FOR AUGUST 1988 WERE 118.9 AND 118.7 RESPECTIVELY, REPRESENTING INCREASES OF 7.7 PER CENT AND 7.5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OVER AUGUST 1987.

COMPARED WITH JULY 1988 AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON MAY BE AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, THE CPI(A) INCREASED BY 0.8 PER CENT AND THE CPI(B), BY 0.5 PER CENT.

THE AVERAGE CPI(A) AND AVERAGE CP1(B) FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED AUGUST 1988, AT 114.5 AND 114.6 RESPECTIVELY, WERE 6.9 PER CENT AND 6.8 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED AUGUST 1987.

DURING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED AUGUST 1988, THE SEASONALL. ADJUSTED CPI(A) AND CPI(B) BOTH INCREASED AT AN AVERAGE RATE OF 0.6 PER CENT PER MONTH.

THE CPI(A) AND THE CPI(B) ARE BASED ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERNS OF 50 PER CENT AND 30 PER CENT, RESPECTIVELY, OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG, WHICH WERE DERIVED FROM THE 1984-85 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY.

THE CPI(A) REFERS TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN 12,000 AND $6,499 A MONTH AT THAT TIME AND THE CPI(B) BETWEEN $6,500 AND $9,999 A MONTH.

/CHANGES IN........

FRIDAY, SEPTFMBER 2?, 1988

6

CHANGES IN THE INDEXES FOR AUGUST 1988 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE COMMODITY/SERVICE SECTIONS IN THE TWO CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES. COMPARED WITH JULY 1988 AND AUGUST 1987, ARE GIVEN BELOW.

(OCTOBER 1984 TO SEPTEMBER 1985 AVERAGE = 100)

SECTION CPI(A) CPI(B)

INDEX FOR AUG.88 % CHANGE OVER JUL.88 % CHANGE OVER AUG.87 INDEX FOR AUG.88 X CHANGE OVER JUL.88 % CHANGE OVER AUG.87

FOODSTUFFS 119.4 + 1.8 + 10.6 119.7 + 1.5 + 10.6

HOUSING 113.7 + 0.3 + 3.3 111.3 + 0.4 + 3.0

FUEL AND LIGHT 93.1 -0.9 + 0.6 93.8 -0.8 + 0.7

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) 124.5 + 0.3 + 6.6 125.3 +0.4 +6.9

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 122.6 -2.2 + 8.7 124.7 -2.4 + 9.1

DURABLE GOODS 119.0 + 0.1 + 5.9 118.0 -0.0* + 5.9

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS 123.0 -0.0* + 4.7 123.0 -0.1 + 5.2

TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES 120.8 + 0.0* + 4.3 120.0 + 0.0* + 4.6

SERVICES 126.8 + 0.4 + 9.1 127.1 + 0.6 + 9.4

ALL ITEMS 118.9 + 0.8 + 7.7 118.7 + 0.5 + 7.5

* LESS THAN 0.05 PER CENT

COMPARED WITH JULY 1988, THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS INCREASED BY 1.8 PER CENT IN CPI(A) AND BY 1.5 PER CENT IN CPI(B).

/THIS WAS

FRIDAY, SEI’TEMBER 23, 1988

THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO INCREASES IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES, PORK AND LIVE POULTRY AND IN THE AVERAGE CHARGE FOR MEALS IN RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATING PLACES.

THE INDEX FOR FUEL AND LIGHT DECREASED BY 0.9 PER CENT IN CPI(A) AND BY 0.8 PER CENT IN CPI(B) DUE TO LOWER PRICES OF KEROSENE AND THE DOWNWARD FUEL COST ADJUSTMENT FOR TOWNGAS.

THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR DECREASED BY 2.2 PER CENT IN CPI(A) AND BY 2.4 PER CENT IN CPI(B) AS A RESULT OF LOWER PRICES OF OUTER CLOTHING.

THE INDEX FOR SERVICES INCREASED BY 0.4 PER CENT IN CPI(A) AND 0.6 PER CENT IN CPI(B) BECAUSE OF HIGHER CHARGES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT AND PACKAGE TOURS.

FIGURES HEREIN REFER TO CPI SERIES NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL PERCENTAGE CHANGES ARE DERIVED FROM CPI FIGURES TAKEN TO MORE THAN ONE DECIMAL PLACE.

MORE DETAILS ARE GIVEN IN THE "CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT" FOR AUGUST 1988, WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT $3.50 PER COPY FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GPO BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG.

IT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, 19TH FLOOR, WANCHAI TOWER I, 12 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG; OR FROM THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, FRENCH MISSION BUILDING, 1 BATTERY PATH, HONG KONG FOR LOCAL AND OVERSEAS MAILINGS.

• ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE INDEXES MAY BE MADE TO THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 5-8235089.

THE HANG SENG CPI WAS 123.5 IN AUGUST 1988, UP BY 0.9 PER CENT OVER JULY 1988 AND UP BY 9.2 PER CENT OVER AUGUST 1987.

THE HANG SENG CPI IS BASED ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERN OF THE 10 PER CENT OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG THAT SPENT $10,000 - $24,999 A MONTH DURING THE 1984-85 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY.

FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING THIS INDEX ARE INCLUDED IN THE HANG SENG CPI REPORT ISSUED BY THE ECONOMIC RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF HANG SENG BANK LTD.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1988

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RESEARCH GRANTS MADE TO TERTIARY

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INSTITUTIONS

THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE HAS ALLOCATED ITS FIRST ROUND OF RESEARCH GRANTS, TOTALLING SI 20 MILLION FOR THE PERIOD 1988-91, TO THE FIVE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS.

THE FIVE INSTITUTIONS ARE: THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, THE CITY POLYTECHNIC OF HONG KONG AND THE HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE.

THE RESEARCH GRANTS ARE MADE FROM A SPECIAL FUND ESTABLISHED FOR THIS PURPOSE, PROVIDING S30 MILLION FOR 1988-89, $40 MILLION FOR 1989-90 AND S50 MILLION FOR 1990-91 TO THE INSTITUTIONS.

OF THE S30 MILLION FOR 1988-89, $10 MILLION WILL BE DISBURSED IN THE FORM OF SMALL GRANTS BY THE INSTITUTIONS’ RESEARCH COMMITTEES AND $20 MILLION WILL BE ALLOCATED BY THE UPGC IN RESPONSE TO COMPETITIVE BIDS.

A SPOKESMAN OF THE UPGC SAID THAT THE PROJECTS HAD BEEN SELECTED STRICTLY ON THE BASIS OF MERIT.

"THE QUALITY OF THE BIDS IS EXTREMELY HIGH AND THERE IS A CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF WORTHY PROJECTS WHICH CANNOT BE SUPPORTED OWING TO LIMITED FUNDS," HE SAID.

"THIS MEANS THAT BOTH THE INSTITUTIONS AND THE UPGC HAVE TO BE VERY SELECTIVE AND THAT THERE IS ALREADY A BACKLOG OF VALUABLE BUT UNFUNDED PROJECTS," HE ADDED.

/THE ALLOCATION

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1988

THE ALLOCATION OF THIS YEAR'S $20 MILLION BY THE UPGC, BY SUBJECT AREA, IS AS FOLLOWS:

SUBJECT AREA

NO. OF PROJECTS AMOUNT ($M)

1

ARTS AND LANGUAGES 4

ADMINISTRATIVE, BUSINESS AND 5

SOCIAL STUDIES

BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE 10

MEDICINE, DENTISTRY AND HEALTH 7

CIVIL ENGINEERING, SURVEYING, 2

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING 5

1.65

1 .15

.5.95

4.30

0.70

3.50

COMPUTER SCIENCE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3 1.65

AND MATHEMATICS

MECHANICAL, PRODUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING 4 1.10

TOTAL: 40 20.00

THE UPGC HOPES THAT THESE GRANTS WILL STIMULATE RESEARCH GENERALLY, AND THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO SUPPLEMENT AND MATCH THE GOVERNMENT ALLOCATIONS, PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE RESEARCH PROJECTS WHICH WILL CONTRIBUTE TO HONG KONG'S ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

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HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR TO RE REPLACED * * * * *

THE PRESENT CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBLE FOR HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE WORKS IN THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AREAS OF HONG KONG ISLAND HAS CEASED ALL WORK AT VARIOUS SITES.

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS NOW INVITING TENDERS FOR A NEW TERM MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR WHICH A TENDER NOTICE WAS PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S (FRIDAY) GAZETTE.

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE TIME REQUIRED FOR THE TENDERING PROCEDURE AND TENDER SELECTION, THE NEW CONTRACT IS EXPECTED TO COMMENCE IN LATE NOVEMBER, THIS YEAR.

A HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID: "IN THE MEAN TIME, THE DEPARTMENT IS TAKING ACTION TO ARRANGE FOR THE MORE URGENT AND PRESSING WORKS TO CONTINUE BEFORE A NEW CONTRACTOR IS SELECTED.

"WE WILL DO OUR UTMOST TO ATTEND TO COMPLAINTS IN CONNECTION WITH ROADWORKS WHICH MAY IMPOSE A DANGER OR CAUSE UNDUE INCONVENIENCE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC."

"WE REGRET NOT BEING ABLE TO MAINTAIN THE NORMAL LEVEL OF SERVICES IN REGARD TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF ROADS, DRAINS AND SLOPE WORKS IN THE AREAS IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS," HE SAID.

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FIVE-CENT COIN WILL CEASE TO BE LEGAL TENDER

*****

FOR THE NICKEL-BRASS FIVE-CENT COIN, JANUARY 1 NEXT YEAR WILL BE D-DAY - DEMONETISATION DAY.

A PROCLAMATION TO THAT EFFECT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT OVER THE YEARS, THE MONETARY SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FIVE-CENT COIN HAD DIMINISHED.

’’EVEN THOUGH 114 MILLION FIVE-CENT COINS REMAIN OUTSTANDING, FEW, IF ANY, ARE NOW TO BE FOUND IN GENERAL CIRCULATION, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

/••AS FROM...........

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2Jt 1988

"AS FROM JANUARY 1, 1989, THE LEGAL OBLIGATION TO ACCEPT THE FIVE-CENT COINS IN SATISFACTION OF DEBTS NOT EXCEEDING TWO DOLLARS (WHICH IS THE LEGAL TENDER LIMIT FOR FIVE-CENT COINS) IS, THEREFORE, REMOVED AND THERE WILL BE NO OBLIGATION FOR SHOPKEEPERS, TRANSPORT OPERATORS AND OTHERS TO ACCEPT THESE COINS IN PAYMENT FOR THEIR GOODS AND SERVICES.

"AFTER THAT DATE, HOWEVER, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL STILL BE ABLE TO EXCHANGE ANY QOINS IN THEIR POSSESSION AT ANY BANK FOR OTHER DENOMINATIONS THAT ARE LEGAL TENDER.

"TO FACILITATE SUCH EXCHANGES, ADDITIONAL ONE-CENT NOTES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IF THE SITUATION SO DEMANDS."

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PEAK SITE TO LET BY TENDER ♦ * * ♦

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING TO LET BY

TENDER A SITE AT THE PEAK NOW OCCUPIED BY A RESTAURANT KNOWN AS THE

PEAK CAFE.

MEASURING ABOUT 840 SQUARE METRES IN AREA, THE LOT AT 121 PEAK

ROAD WILL BE FOR RESTAURANT (EXCLUDING TAKE AWAY FACILITIES) AND SUCH

OTHER ANCILLARY USES.

TENDERERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR THE

PRESERVATION, REFURBISHMENT AND ENHANCEMENT OF THE EXISTING RESTAURANT WHILE PRESERVING THE CHARACTER OF THE PITCHED-ROOF BUILDING.

THEIR PROPOSAL SHOULD ALSO BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE FUTURE PLANNED ENVIRONMENT.

A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT PANEL, INCLUDING A MEMBER OF THE ANTIQUITIES ADVISORY BOARD, WILL BE SET UP TO ADVISE THE GOVERNMENT IN SELECTING THE BEST PROPOSAL.

THE LEASE IS FOR FIVE YEARS COMMENCING FROM THE DATE OF POSSESSION AND RENEWABLE FOR A FURTHER TERM OF TWO YEARS ONLY.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON DECEMBER 2.

FORMS OF TENDER, TENDER NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SECTION OF THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 10TH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON; AND FROM THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

TENDER DOCUMENTS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE VARIOUS DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1988

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AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT TSUEN WAN OZP *****

AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT TSUEN WAN OUTLINE ZONING PLAN HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE AMENDMENTS ARE TO INCORPORATE THE LATEST CHANGES IN LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS IN THE AREA AS WELL AS TO UPDATE THE NOTES OF THE PLAN.

THE REVISED ALIGNMENT OF THE SECTION OF ROUTE 5 BETWEEN SHEK WA! KOK AND CHAI WAN KOK HAS BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THE PLAN.

IT WILL PROVIDE AN EFFICIENT LINK BETWEEN ROUTE 5 (SHAN TIN -TSUEN WAN) AND ROUTE 2 (TUEN MUN ROAD), AND THUS WILL ALLEVIATE THE TRAFFIC LOAD ALONG CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

CONSTRUCTION OF THIS LAST SECTION OF ROUTE 5 IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN 1992 AND BE COMPLETED IN 1995, WHILE THE OTHER SECTIONS OF THE HIGHWAY WILL BE COMPLETED IN 1989.

THE INCORPORATION OF THIS REVISED ALIGNMENT INTO THE PLAN HAS ALSO RESULTED IN A NUMBER OF ASSOCIATED ZONING BOUNDARY AMENDMENTS IN AREAS 6 AND 21 IN THE VICINITY OF THE CHUNG HANG NULLAH AND TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE MTR TSUEN WAN STATION.

TWO SITES TO THE SOUTH OF THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ARE REZONED FROM "GOVERNMENT/INSTITUTION/COMMUNITY” TO "OPEN SPACE” AND "COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL".

THE PROPOSED NEW OPEN SPACE OF ABOUT 0.76 HECTARE WILL INCREASE THE OPEN SPACE PROVISION IN THE TSUEN WAN TOWN CENTRE.

BEING CONTIGUOUS TO THE TOWN HALL, IT WILL ALSO ENHANCE THE AMENITY AND STATUS OF THE LATTER AS A CIVIC AND CULTURAL FOCUS OF THE NEW TOWN.

THE NEW "COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL” SITE, ABOUT 0.5 HECTARE IN AREA, ENJOYS GOOD ACCESSIBILITY AS IT IS LOCATED CLOSE TO THE TSUEN WAN FERRY PIER AND TRANSPORT COMPLEX.

THE PROPOSED TAK WAH STREET PARK HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO 1.7 HECTARES BY REZONING SOME ADJOINING LAND FROM "COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL” AND ’’GOVERNMENT/INSTITUTION/COMMUNITY" TO "OPEN SPACE".

ANOTHER SITE OF ABOUT 0.43 HECTARE LOCATED TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THE PARK IS NOW RESERVED FOR A PROPOSED INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE.

/THE SOUTH-WESTERN

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. 1988

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THE SOUTH-WESTERN BOUNDARY OE THE PLAN IS EXTENDED WESTWARD TO AVOID BISECTING THE EXISTING DEVELOPMENT PLATFORMS AT YAU ROM TAU.

THE AMENDMENT PLAN CAN BE INSPECTED AT:

TOWN PLANNING OFFICE, BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG

- PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, CENTRAL, HONG KONG

- TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARh BUILDING, 174-208, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENT PLAN MAY SUBMIT HIS OBJECTIONS IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/O BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 14 THIS YEAR.

COPIES OF THE AMENDMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SURVEY AND MAPPING OFFICE, BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG AND THE KOWLOON MAP AND PLAN SALES SECTION AT 382 NATHAN ROAD, AT $10 PER UNCOLOURED COPY AND $60 PER COLOURED COPY.

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DB TO DISCUSS RETIREMENT SCHEMES » * * »

A CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON PRUDENTIAL REGULATION OF RETIREMENT SCHEMES WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON AN INFORMATION PAPER ON THE NEW PROCEDURE BEING ADOPTED BY THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT TO PROCESS COMPLAINTS AGAINST TAXI DRIVERS’ MALPRACTICES.

THE DRAFT 1989-1990 PUBLIC TRANSPORT 'SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR SAI KUNG DISTRICT WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED.

SENIOR TRANSPORT OFFICER (PUBLIC TRANSPORT PLANNING DIVISION, NEW TERRITORIES EAST) OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, MR CHARLES LAU, WILL BE INVITED TO BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE PROGRAMME.

/OTHER ITEMS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2?, 1?88

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE PROGRESS REPORTS BY THE BOARD’S REGIONAL COUNCI I REPRESENTATIVE, MR WAN YUET-KAU, AND THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT MaNAGIMI; N . tOMM1TTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (SATURDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD, SECOND FLOOR, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, CHAN MAN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM.

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AMENDMENT TO THE DRAFT MA TAU KOK OZP ANNOUNCED

t » i i t

THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED AN AMENDMENT TO THE DRAFT MA TAU KOK OUTLINE ZONING PLAN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD SAID THE AMENDMENT IS TO REZONE A SITE AT THE JUNCTION OF ARGYLE STREET AND TIN KWONG ROAD FROM "GOVERNMENT/INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY" TO "RESIDENTIAL (GROUP B) '.

THIS AMENDMENT IS MADE TN PURSUANCE OF A DECISION OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD TO GRANT A SECTION 16 APPLICATION PERMITTING THE SITE TO BE DEVELOPED FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES.

THE AMENDMENT TO THE DRAFT PLAN CAN BE SEEN AT:

» THE TOWN PLANNING OFFICE, BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG;

» PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE, WEST WING ENTRANCE, HONG KONG; AND

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, 141-143 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, KOWLOON.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENT PLAN MAY SUBMIT HIS OBJECTION IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/O BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG BY OCTOBER 14 THIS YEAR.

COPIES OF THE AMENDMENT PLAN ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MAP SALES COUNTER, BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, OR AT 382 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON AT «10 PER UNCOLOURED COPY AND *60 PER COLOURED COPY.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1988

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PUBLIC REMINDED OF LAWS ON * * * *

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES »

ANY PERSON WHOSE BUSINESS IS CONNECTED WITH OBTAINING EMPLOYMENT FOR ANOTHER PERSON OR SUPPLYING PERSONNEL TO AN EMPLOYER BOTH WITHIN OR OUTSIDE HONG KONG MUST APPLY FOR A LICENCE FROM THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES ADMINISTRATION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (FRIDAY) REMINDED PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY OPERATORS THAT THEY ARE SUBJECT TO THE CONTROL OF THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE AND THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY REGULATIONS.

UNDER THE REGULATIONS, HE SAID, THE AMOUNT OF FEE THAT CAN BE CHARGED TO JOB-SEEKERS FOR FIRST REGISTRATION AND SUBSEQUENT RENEWAL AFTER THREE MONTHS IS LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF $5.

THE MAXIMUM COMMISSION CHARGEABLE TO A JOB-SEEKER AFTER SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT IS 10 PER CENT OF HIS FIRST MONTH’S SALARY.

"ANY PERSON WHO OPERATES AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY WITHOUT A LICENCE OR CHARGING MORE THAN THE PRESCRIBED FEES AND COMMISSION COMMITS AN OFFENCE AND IS LIABLE, UPON CONVICTION, TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $20,000," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ENQUIRIES OR A REPORT ON SUSPECTED UNLICENSED EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES CAN BE MADE TO THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES ADMINISTRATION, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, OR BY TELEPHONING 5-8523543.

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FIRE SAFETY

URGED DURING FESTIVAL * * * * *

THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) ADVISED THE PUBLIC TO TAKE EXTRA CARE IN HANDLIN.G FIRES WHEN THEY VISIT THE COUNTRYSIDE DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL HOLIDAY PERIOD.

THE DEPARTMENT’S SENIOR COUNTRY PARKS OFFICER, MR FRANK LAU, SAID: "THEY SHOULD REFRAIN FROM RELEASING ANY HUNG MING LANTERN AND BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WITH BARBECUE FIRES AND HAND-HELD CANDLE-LIT LANTERNS."

MR LAU SAID THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL RANKED AMONG THE PERIODS OF VERY HIGH FIRE RISK.

IN THE 1986 FESTIVAL PERIOD THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 42 HILL FIRES, INCLUDING SEVEN CAUSED BY HUNG MING LANTERNS.

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EIGHT HILL FIRES BROKE OUT DURING THE FESTIVAL LAST YEAR DESPITE VERY HUMID WEATHER.

MR LAU SAID THE DECREASING HUMIDITY HAD MADE THE COUNTRYSIDE VERY VULNERABLE TO FIRES ON THIS OCCASION.

’’TWO DAYS AGO, A FIRE BROKE OUT IN THE TAI LAM COUNTRY PARK, BLAZING FOR MORE THAN 20 HOURS AND DAMAGING SOME 50 HECTARES OF COUNTRYSIDE AND 4,000 TREES.

"IN VIEW OF THE PREVAILING POTENTIAL DANGER, ANY CARELESS HANDLING OF FIRE COULD EASILY SET THE COUNTRYSIDE ABLAZE," HE SAID.

MR LAU POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS AN OFFENCE UNDER THE FOREST AND COUNTRYSIDE ORDINANCE AND THE COUNTRY PARKS ORDINANCE TO LIGHT FIRES ILLEGALLY OR TO RELEASE A HUNG MING LANTERN IN A COUNTRY PARK OR ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE.

’’ILLEGAL LIGHTING OF FIRES INSIDE COUNTRY PARKS MAY LEAD TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $5,000 AND ONE YEAR’S IMPRISONMENT, AND A FINE UP TO $2,000 MAY BE IMPOSED FOR CAUSING A FIRE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE," HE SAID.

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HOLIDAY CLINIC SERVICES ♦ » *

EIGHT GOVERNMENT OUT-PATIENT CLINICS WILL REMAIN OPEN ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26), THE DAY FOLLOWING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL WHICH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

THE EIGHT CLINICS WHICH WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM ARE THE VIOLET PEEL HEALTH CENTRE AND SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC ON HONG KONG ISLAND; KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE, ROBERT BLACK HEALTH CENTRE AND YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC IN KOWLOON; LADY TRENCH POLY-CLINIC, YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE AND SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

ALL OTHER OUT-PATIENT AND EVENING CLINICS WILL BE CLOSED.

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CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE SENSE OF BELONGING » * « t t

A FIVE-MONTH CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED IN KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT TOMORROW (SATURDAY) WITH AN OPENING CEREMONY AT THE MARTHA BOSS COMMUNITY CENTRE TO PROMOTE AMONG KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS A SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE DISTRICT.

THE CAMPAIGN IS ORGANISE!' BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD.

OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE ORGANISED FOR LOCAL YOUTHS, STUDENTS, WORKERS AND ELDERLY PEOPLE.

THE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE A CIVIC FORERUNNERS SCHEME, CIVIC EDUCATION TRILOGY FOR THE ELDERLY, OUTSTANDING CITIZENS AWARD SCHEME, PRODUCTION OF A KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT HANDBOOK, CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECTS PARTICIPATION SCHEME AND A CLOSING CEREMONY FOR CIVIC EDUCATION DAY.

AT TOMORROW’S OPENING Ci REMONY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, DR DANIEL TSE, WILL GIVE A SPEECH ON CIVIC EDUCATION, AND PARTICIPANTS WILL BE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A DISCUSSION BASED ON THE SPEECH.

OTHER PROGRAMMES INCLUDi A PUBLICITY BUS TOUR OF THE DISTRICT TO PUBLICISE CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGES, AND ERECTION OF BANNERS AT four busy spots in each sub-district in kowloon city.

a BRIEF CEREMONY TO MARK THE ERECTION OF TWO BANNERS WILL BE HELD AT THE KOWLOON CITY URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEX IN NGA TSIN LONG ROAD AT 4 PM TOMORROW.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALEX FONG; DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WONG SIK-KONG; AND PRESIDENT OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR WU SHING-SHUEN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT MARTHA BOSS COMMUNITY CENTRE, 89 CHUNG HAU STREET, HO MAN TIN, AND THE ERECTION OF BANNERS AT THE KOWLOON CITY URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEX, NGA TSIN LONG ROAD, AT 4 PM.

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS t » » * t

SOUTHERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO A FESTIVE WEEKEND OF FUN, GAMES AND ENTERTAINMENT AT A NUMBER OF CARNIVALS AND VARIETY SHOWS TO BE STAGED IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THF, DIS1R1CT TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE HAS ALLOCATED A TOTAL OF $60,000 TO LOCAL RESIDENTS’ BODIES TO ORGANISE CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES IN ABERDEEN, AP LEI CHAU, WONG CHUK HANG, SHEK PAI WAN, WAH FU, BAGUIO VILLA AND STANLEY.

THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS ALSO SPONSORED THE ACTIVITIES THROUGH A SUM OF $20,000.

CELEBRATIONS WILL START TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AND CONTINUE ON MONDAY AND WILL FEATURE LANTERN RIDDLES, LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITIONS, ACROBATIC AND MAGIC SHOWS, AS WELL AS PERFORMANCES BY ARTISTES.

"WE HOPE THESE ACTIVITIES WILL PROVIDE A GOOD TIME FOR THE RESIDENTS, AND, AT THE SAME TIME, HELP PROMOTE NEIGHBOURLINESS AND BOOST COMMUNITY SPIRIT," A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMMITTEE SAID.

DATE THE DETAILS OF THESE ACTIVITIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

EVENT TIME VENUE

AUGUST 24 STANLEY, SHEK 0 AND BAYS CARNIVAL 5.30 PM STANLEY SOCCER PITCH

WONG CHUK HANG CARNIVAL 7.30 PM OPEN SPACE NEAR BLOCK 5, WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE

AP LEI CHAU ESTATE CARNIVAL 7.30 PM AP LEI CHAU COMMUNITY HALL

ABERDEEN CENTRE CARNIVAL 7 PM ABERDEEN CENTRE SQUARE

SHEK PAI WAN VARIETY SHOW 7.30 PM SHEK PAI WAN ESTATE SOCCER PITCH NO. 1

TIN WAN ESTATE VARIETY SHOW 7.30 PM TIN WAN ESTATE BLOCK 6 SOCCER PITCH

BAGUIO VILLA VARIETY SHOW 8 PM BAGUIO VILLA PLAYGROUND

AUGUST 26 WAH FU ESTATE VARIETY SHOW 8 PM WAH HONG SQUARE, WAH FU ESTATE

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1988

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LANTERN CARNIVAL IN MONG KOK * ♦ ♦ ♦

AN EVENING OF FESTIVITIES FEATURING LANTERNS, GAME STALLS AND PERFORMANCES HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR ALL MONG KOK RESIDENTS TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL FREE OF CHARGE.

TO BE HELD AT MACPHERSON PLAYGROUND IN SAI YEE STREET,

STARTING FROM 7.30 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26), THE MID-AUTUMN

LANTERN CARNIVAL IS SPONSORED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

GAME STALLS OFFERING LANTERN RIDDLES, PALMISTRY AND FORTUNE-TELLING, AND GAMES WILL BE PART OF THE NIGHT’S ENTERTAINMENT.

IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE A VARIETY SHOW, FEATURING ACROBATICS, SINGING, MAGIC SHOW, AND PERFORMANCES BY THE MONG KOK CHILDREN’S CHOIR.

OFFICIATING AT THE CARNIVAL WILL BE THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS LORNA MA; URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR CHAN KWOK-MING; CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD, MR HO FEI-CHI; AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE THREE ORGANISERS - MONG KOK KAIFONG ASSOCIATION, MONG KOK DISTRICT CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND MONG KOK CLANSMAN AND COUNTRYMEN ASSOCIATION.

TOMORROW (SATURDAY), THE TAI KOK TSUI AREA COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL LANTERN CARNIVAL AT THE ANCHOR STREET PLAYGROUND. LOCAL RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IN THE FUN.

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TSUEN WAN RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO A DELIGHTFUL MID-AUTUMN LANTERN CARNIVAL TOMORROW (SATURDAY) EVENING.

STARTING FROM 7 PM, A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE STAGED AT THE SHA TSUI ROAD PLAYGROUND UNTIL 10.30 PM, FEATURNG CANTONESE OPERA, CHINESE FOLK DANCE AND ACROBATIC PERFORMANCE.

APART FROM VARIETY SHOW, A HOST OF GAMES STALLS WILL BE SET UP FOR RESIDENTS TO SHARE THE FESTIVE SPIRIT WHICH WILL INCLUDE LANTERN RIDDLES, CHINESE CHESS AND VARIOUS TRADITIONAL CHINESE FORTUNE-TELLING GAMES.

THE EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 8 PM WILL BE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILLIAM SH1U; TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR CHAU HOW-CHEN AND REGIONAL COUNCIL TSUEN WAN DISTRICT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR CHAN LAU-FONG.

ADMISSION IS FREE AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO TAKE PART.

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ANTI-TRIAD MESSAGE IN DRAMA PLAY

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AN ANTI-TRIAD PLAY XDVISING PEOPLE AGAINST ASSOCIATING WITH TRIAD ELEMENTS WILL BE STAGED XT PHI SHING MIDDLE SCHOOL, OXFORD ROAD, KOWLOON TONG AT 5 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE 30-MINUTE DRAMA, TO BE PRESENTED BY THE FRINGE CLUB, IS AIMED AT DISSEMINATING MORE WIDELY THE ANTI-TRIAD MESSAGE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

IT ALSO DEPICTS THE TRIAD MENACE IN SCHOOLS, EXPOSES THEIR MODUS OPERANDl IN BULLYING STUDENTS AND HIGHLIGHTS THE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES OF GETTING INVOLVED WITH TRIAD MEMBERS.

THE EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT SCHOOL PRINCIPALS LIAISON COMMITTEE AND THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO PUI SHING MIDDLE SCHOOL, TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

COVER THE ANTI-TRIAD PLAY TO BE ID OXFORD ROAD, KOWLOON TONG,

STAGED

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SWIMMING GALA FOR YAU TSIM RESIDENTS ♦ ♦ t t *

MORE THAN 200 YAU TSIM RESIDENTS WILL COMPETE IN THE DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA IN LAI CHI KOK PARK SWIMMING POOL TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE EVENT, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, IS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

FOUR GROUPS IN THE MEN’S DIVISION AND TWO GROUPS IN THE WOMEN’S DIVISION WILL BE COMPETING IN BREASTSTROKE, FRONT CRAWL, BACKSTROKE AND BUTTERFLY RACES.

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TOMORROW’S EVENTS WILL BEGIN WITH AN INVITATION RELAY INVOLVING TEAMS FROM YAU TSIM DISTRICT BOARD, THE DISTRICT’S SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE, URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

AMONG THE OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL BE THE ASSISTANT OFFICER OF YAU TSIM DISTRICT, MR ARTHUR YUEN.

DISTRICT

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER YAU TSIM DISTRICT’S SWIMMING GALA TO BEGIN AT 1.15 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE LAI CHI KOK PARK SWIMMING

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FIRING PRACTICE IN OCTOBER * * t *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON 20 DAYS NEXT MONTH.

THE PUBLIC IS WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARB HOISTED.

FOLLOWING ARE THE DATES AND TIMES THAT FIRING PRACTICE TAKE PLACE. WILL

DATE TIME

OCTOBER 4 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5.30 PM OCTOBER 5 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM OCTOBER 6 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM OCTOBER 7 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 11 PM OCTOBER 8 (SATURDAY) 8.30 AM - 2 PM OCTOBER 10 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM OCTOBER 11 (TUESDAY) - 8.30 AM - '5 PM

OCTOBER 12 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 11.59 PM OCTOBER 13 (THURSDAY) MIDNIGHT - 5 PM OCTOBER 14 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 11 PM

OCTOBER 17 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 11 PM OCTOBER 21 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM OCTOBER 22 (SATURDAY) 8»30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 24 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 11.59 PM

OCTOBER 25 (TUESDAY) MIDNIGHT - 11.59 PM OCTOBER 26 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 6 PM OCTOBER 27 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM OCTOBER 28 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM OCTOBER 29 (SATURDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM OCTOBER 31 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

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BOARDING AND ALIGHTING RESTRICTIONS IN TRANSIT SERVICE AREA * » * ♦ »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT REMINDED BUS PASSENGERS IN YUEN ,OL AND TUEN MUN THAT FROM SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 25), RMB'S EXTERNAL MIS ROUTES THAT OPERATE TO AND FROM THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA WILL BRGI i ENFORCING BOARDING AND ALIGHTING RESTRICTIONS.

STARTING FROM SEPTEMBER 25, KMB BUSES ON LEAVING THE TRANS: SERVICE AREA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SET DOWN PASSENGERS UNTIL THEY HAVE LEFT THE AREA, BUT BOARDINGS WILL BE ALLOWED.

BUSES ENTERING THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PICK UP PASSENGERS WITHIN THE AREA, BUT MAY SET DOWN PASSENGERS.

THE AFFECTED BUS ROUTES ARE NOS. 52, 52M, 53, 54, 57M, 58M 59A, 59M, 59S, 59X, 60, 60M, 60X, 61X, 62X, 64K, 66, 66M, 66X, 67M, 68, 68A, 68M, 68X, 76K AND 77K.

ON THE SAME DAY, THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION WILL OPERATE ALL ITS FEEDER BUS ROUTES TO CATER FOR THE INTERNAL TRAVEL DEMAND WITHIN THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA.

THE NORTH-WEST TRANSIT SERVICE AREA COVERS THE PART OF YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN DISTRICTS IN BETWEEN THE AU TAU ROUNDABOUT AND TAI LAM CHUNG.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE BOARDING AND ALIGHTING RESTRICTIONS ARE TO ENSURE THAT THE USB OF THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM WILL BE MAXIMISED FOR INTERNAL TRAVEL IN THE TRANSIT SERVICE AREA SO THAT PASSENGERS MAY BENEFIT FROM GREATER ECONOMY OF OPERATION.

KMB HAS PUT UP INFORMATION NOTICES AT THE AFFECTED BUS STOPS, DISPLAYED STICKERS WITHIN THE VEHICLES AND ASKED THEIR BUS CAPTAINS TO ADVISE THE PASSENGERS OF THE CHANGES.

ALSO FROM SUNDAY, GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES NO. 44 (LUNG KWU TAN -SAN CHING STREET, TUEN MUN AREA 10) AND NO. 74A (LONG PIN(i ESTATE -FOOK HONG STREET, YUEN LONG TOWN) WILL BE REPLACED BY THE LRT FEEDER ROUTES NO. 520 (LUNG KWU TAN - TUEN MUN FERRY PIER) AND NO. 670 (LONG PING ESTATE - FOOK HONG STREET, YUEN LONG TOWN) RESPECTIVELY.

AT THE SAME TIME, GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE NO. 43 (SEAVIEWS GARDEN TO TUEN MUN PIER HEAD) WILL BE RE-ORGANISED TO OPERATE BETWEEN SO KWUN WAT AND SAN CHING STREET IN TUEN MUN TOWN CENTRE.

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT WOMEN BORN IN 1963 OR 1964 WOULD BE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS FROM OCTOBER 3 TO NOVEMBER 12.

"WOMEN OF THE ABOVE AGE GROUP CAN CALL AT ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT NEW ID CARD ISSUE OFFICES DURING THIS PERIOD," A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE OFFICES ARE OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

"THE ISSUE OFFICES ARE VERY CROWDED IN THE EVENINGS. TO AVOID HAVING TO QUEUE UP FOR A LONG TIME AT THE ISSUE OFFICES OR TO COME BACK ON ANOTHER DAY, APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO GO TO THESE OFFICES IN THE MORNINGS AND AFTERNOONS," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

APPLICANTS MAY ALSO MAKE USE OF THE PHONE-IN SERVICE TO ARRANGE FOR AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING THE OFFICE OF THEIR CHOICE.

THE ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE ISSUE OFFICES ARE:

HONG KONG : BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI. TEL. NO. 5-747070

EAST KOWLOON : AMOY PLAZA, 2ND FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD. TEL. NO. 3-7553679

WEST KOWLOON : CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 2ND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, YAU MA TEI. TEL. NO. 3-7232424

TSUEN WAN : EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET. TEL. NO. 0-4981259

SHA TIN : SHATIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, 2-16 WANG POK STREET. TEL. NO. 0-6059108

YUEN LONG : HOP YICK CENTRE, 2ND FLOOR, 31 HOP YICK ROAD. TEL. NO. 0-793291

TUEN MUN : CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN. TEL. NO. 0-4580862

SHEUNG SHUI : TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 82-84 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI. TEL. NO. 0-927191.

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THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED WOMEN BORN IN 1965 OR 1966 WHO I’AVE NOT APPLIED FOR THEIR NEW IDENTITY CARDS TO COME FORWARD WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY AS THERE IS ONLY ONE MORE WEEK KEFT BEFORE THE CURRENT PHASE CLOSES ON OCTOBER 1.

HE POINTED OUT THAT FAILURE TO APPLY FOR A NEW IDENTITY C/ -D WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD IS AN OFFENCE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF 13,000.

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

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HUNG HOM FERRY PIER TO BE RELOCATED

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE HUNG HOM FE?RY PIER WILL BE TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO HUNG HOM WAN STREET FROM TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

THE HYF FERRY SERVICES FROM HUNG HOM TO NORTH POINT AND FRO*’ HUNG HOM TO WAN CHAI WILL BE AFFECTED.

IN ADDITION, THE SCHEDULED DEPARTURE TIME OF THE WAN CHAI SERVICE WILL BE ADJUSTED FOR FROM FIVE TO 30 MINUTES BUT THE FREQUENCY WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID A NEW COVERED WALKWAY WILL LINK THE TEMPORARY PIER TO THE EXISTING HUNG HOM FERRY PIER TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE.

HE ADDED THAT THE EXISTING FERRY PIER WOULD BE DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE HUNG HOM BAY RECLAMATION PHASE II.

A NEW PERMANENT PIER, SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED IN 1990, WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE HUNG HOM BAY RECLAMATION.

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CAUTION URGED ON CANAL ROAD FLYOVER

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT PREPARATORY WORKS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC LIGHT SIGNALS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT ON CANAL ROAD FLYOVER NORTHBOUND NEAR SUNG TAK STREET ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTRA CARE AND PATIENCE WHEN DRIVING ALONG THIS ROAD SECTION AND WATCH OUT FOR TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNS FOR GUIDANCE.

THE WORKS ARE EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

U.S. TFXTTT.ES BILL HAS 'SOME WAY TO GO’ ................... 1

POSITIVE REPLY TO REQUEST FOR MORE WATER.................... 2

PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE HELPS TO IMPROVE CSD IMAGE................. 2

HEAVY INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION TO COUNTER EMIGRATION......... 3

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST RELEASED .............. 4

SEMINAR ON NOISE POLLUTION IN MONG KOK ..................... 7

POLICE ACTION AGAINST UNSCRUPULOUS TAXI DRIVERS ............ 8

ANTI-TRIAD VARIETY SHOW IN SHA TIN.......................... 9

$2.27 BILLION WORTH OF UC PROJECTS IN PIPELINE.............. 9

SHA TIN CENTRAL PARK DECLARED OPEN ........................ 11

KOWLOON CITY LAUNCHES CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ............ 12

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA .............. 12

TRAFFIC CHANGES TO COINCIDE WITH OPENING OF BRIDGES........ 15

BEACH CLEANING DAY AT CHEUNG CHAU.......................... 16

DTC REGISTRATION REVOKED..................................

WAN CHAI CELEBRATES FESTIVAL............................... 17

WSD SUB-OFFICE TO BE BUILT IN NORTH POINT.................. 1?

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CANAL ROAD EAST....................... 18

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1988

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U.S. TEXTILES BILL HAS 'SOME WAY TO GO’ * * » *

"THE TEXTILES BILL HAS SOME WAY TO GO BEFORE THERE IS A THREAT OF IT BEING PASSED INTO LAW," THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR MICHAEL SZE, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

HE WAS COMMENTING ON THE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES' DECISION YESTERDAY BY 248 VOTES TO 150 TO ADOPT THE SENATE VERSION OF THE BILL, WITH 34 NOT VOTING.

THE BILL WOULD FREEZE TEXTILE AND APPAREL IMPORTS TO THE U.S. AT 1987 LEVELS WITH ONLY ONE PER CENT GROWTH THEREAFTER.

THE BILL WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS SAID MANY TIMES THAT HE WILL VETO IT.

BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE REQUIRE A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY TO OVER-RIDE THE VETO.

"PRESENT INDICATIONS ARE THAT PROPONENTS OF THE BILL WILL BE UNABLE TO MUSTER THE NECESSARY TWO-THIRDS SUPPORT IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE TO OVER-RIDE A PRESIDENTIAL VETO," MR SZE SAID.

HE ADDED THAT PASSAGE OF THE TEXTILES BILL INTO U.S. LAW WOULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM AND A GREAT SETBACK TO HONG KONG’S TRADE.

MR SZE RETURNED ON THURSDAY FROM TALKS IN GENEVA WITH MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL TEXTILES AND CLOTHING BUREAU ON WAYS TO CONVEY ITS MEMBERS’ STRONG OPPOSITION TO THE TEXTILES BILL TO MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CONGRESS MOST EFFECTIVELY, AND TO PRESS FOR THE LIBERALISATION OF TRADE IN TEXTILES AND CLOTHING IN THE URUGUAY ROUND.

THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, RETURNED YESTERDAY FROM A VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES WHERE HE MET THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE, MR CLAYTON YEUTTER.

MR MACLEOD THANKED THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION FOR ITS FIRM STAND AGAINST THE TEXTILES BILL AND HIGHLIGHTED THE DAMAGING EFFECT ITS PASSAGE INTO LAW COULD HAVE ON HONG KONG AND THE INTERNATIONAL TRADING SYSTEM.

IN A PARALLEL MOVE THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR MICHAEL CARTLAND, PASSED A DIPLOMATIC NOTE TO THE CONSUL GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES IN HONG KONG, MR DONALD ANDERSON, RE-EMPHASISING HONG KONG’S CONCERN OVER THE TEXTILES BILL.

OTHER POWERFUL OPPONENTS OF THE BILL, INCLUDING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS GROUPS IN THE UNITED STATES, ARE ALSO ACTIVELY LOBBYING AGAINST THE BILL.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1988

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POSITIVE REPLY TO REQUEST FOR MORE WATER

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A POSITIVE REPLY TO HONG KONG’S REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL WATER WAS RECEIVED YESTERDAY FROM THE GUANGDONG PROVINCIAL BUREAU OF WATER CONSERVANCY AND ELECTRIC POWER, THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR GRAHAM BARNES, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

MR BARNES WAS RESPONDING TO PRESS ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE FORMAL REPLY FROM THE BUREAU.

THE LETTER, SIGNED BY THE BUREAU'S DIRECTOR, MR GUAN ZONGZHI, STATED IT WOULD DO ITS BEST TO MAINTAIN THE ADDITIONAL SUPPLY OF 280,000 CUBIC METRES OF WATER PER DAY UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR.

THE BUREAU WOULD ALSO DEFER ITS MAINTENANCE PERIOD OF MARCH AND APRIL TO NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER NEXT YEAR.

MR BARNES SAID HE WAS VERY GRATEFUL TO THE GUANGDONG AUTHORITY FOR ITS EFFORTS TO HELP OUT HONG KONG IN ITS TIGHT WATER SITUATION THIS YEAR.

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PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE HELPS TO IMPROVE CSD IMAGE t t *

THE IMAGE OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS IMPROVED BY HAVING A MORE ENLIGHTENED PUBLIC, AND THIS ALSO HELPS TO FACILITATE THE DEPARTMENT’S WORK IN THE REHABILITATION AND CARE OF PEOPLE UNDER ITS CUSTODY.

MRS SELINA CHOW SAID THIS TODAY (SATURDAY) WHEN LAUNCHING THE OPEN DAY BEING HELD AT THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY.

"THE OPEN DAY PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT AND TO KEEP THE PUBLIC INFORMED. ON WHAT REALLY IS GOING ON ’INSIDE’.

"THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE OF THE MYSTIQUE WHICH PEOPLE HAVE TRADITIONALLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEPARTMENT’S WORK " MRS CHOW SAID.

MRS CHOW SAID THE OPEN DAY, WHICH FORMED PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S RECRUITMENT DRIVE, WAS ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTRACT MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TO JOIN AS OFFICERS AND ASSISTANT OFFICERS.

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"THERE IS A SENSE OF URGENCY IN CRITICALLY SHORT OF STAFF IN COPING WITH ITS FOR THE BOAT PEOPLE FROM VIETNAM,” SHE SAID.

THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS

EXPAND I NG RES PONS IB1L1TY

"THE UNSWERVING MANNER WITH WHICH THE DEPARTMENT BRACED FOR THE ENORMOUS STRAINS ON ITS TIGHTLY STRETCHED RESOURCES WAS RECENTLY VERY MUCH IN THE LIMELIGHT.

"THE EVENTS REALLY UNDERLINE THE CHALLENGES THAT LIE AHEAD, AND I AM SURE THE PUBLIC IS INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS IN EVERY WAY PREPARED."

ON EXHIBITION TODAY ARE DISPLAYS BASED ON ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN IN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND DEPARTMENTAL FUNCTIONS AS WELL AS A DISPLAY OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS.

VISITORS CAN ALSO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT’S TRAINING FOR ITS STAFF THROUGH A VIDEO DISPLAY.

THE DAY’S PROGRAMME INCLUDES A DEMONSTRATION BY THE DEPARTMENT’S GUARD DOGS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS OF ANTI-RIOT CONTROL AND SELF-DEFENCE TECHNIQUES.

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HEAVY INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION TO COUNTER EMIGRATION ♦ t ♦ ♦ ♦

HONG KONG IS DEALING WITH ITS PROBLEM OF EMIGRATION BY INVESTING HEAVILY IN EDUCATION, THE DIRECTOR OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC AND TRADE OFFICE WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WESTERN UNITED STATES MR PETER JOHNSON, SAID IN SAN FRANCISCO YESTERDAY.

MR JOHNSON WAS ONE OF THREE PANELLISTS ADDRESSING THE QUESTION OF THE BRAIN DRAIN FROM HONG KONG AT \ MEETING OF THE HONG KONC ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

HE SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THIS INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION WOULD HAVE ANY IMMEDIATE EFFECT, IT WOULD PAY OFF HANDSOMELY BY THE END THE 1990’S BY PRODUCING A FIVE-FOLD INCREASE IN THE NUMBERS COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY GRADUATES.

NOT OF OF

THE NUMBER OF GRADUATES PRODUCED LOC VLLY’ AND OVERSEAS PROBABLY ALREADY EXCEEDS THE LOSS BY AN ESTIMATED : /JOO P; R ANNUM " MR JOHNSON SAID. ,

WHILE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THE SITUATION WAS A ‘ i’TER OF CONCERN TO THE GOVERNMENT, HE POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG PEOPLE WERE UPWARDLY MOBILE’ AND HAD A GREAT CAPACITY FOR SE' i-- IMPROVEMENT .

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HE TOLD HIS AUDIENCE, COMPRISING SOME 100 FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS EXECUTIVES, THAT HONG KONG WOULD NOT TAKE STEPS TO RESTRICT EMIGRATION, WHICH HE SAID HAD BEEN A FACT OF LIFE SINCE SOME OF ITS CITIZENS LEFT FOR CALIFORNIA DURING THE 1849 GOLD RUSH.

"HONG KONG IS ALSO ENCOURAGING EMIGRES TO RETURN, AND THERE IS SOME EVIDENCE THAT THE NUMBERS ARE INCREASING JUDGING BY FIGURES SUPPLIED BY THE CONSULATES AND THE TRICKLE OF LETTERS COMING INTO THE OFFICE FROM WOULD-BE. JOB SEEKERS TO HONG KONG," MR JOHNSON SAID.

THE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF AN ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURER, FLEXTRONICS CORPORATION, MR DENNIS STRADFORD, SAID THE BRAIN DRAIN DID NOT APPEAR AS SERIOUS IN THE HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES AS IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANIES.

"ELECTRONICS PEOPLE FEEL THEIR POSITIONS ARE SECURE AFTER 1997 AND THERE WILL BE LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM," HE SAID.

MR STRADFORD, WHO HAD JUST RETURNED FROM A VISIT TO HONG KONG, ADDED THAT HE FORESAW INCREASING INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG ELECTRONICS COMPANIES.

SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE FINANCIAL SECTOR, THE THIRD PANELLIST, VICE PRESIDENT AND AREA PERSONNEL MANAGER OF THE BANK OF AMERICA, MS PATRICIA TABER, SAID THAT THE DISPROPORTIONATELY LARGE NUMBER OF ’BETTER EDUCATED’ RESIDENTS WHO WERE EMIGRATING WERE PUTTING A PARTICULAR STRAIN ON THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR, AND CITED A NUMBER OF PROBLEMS FACED BY THE BANKING INDUSTRY.

ON THE OTHER HAND, MS TABER SAID, A NUMBER OF THESE POSITIONS WOULD BE FILLED BY RETURNEES AND EMIGRATION WOULD PROVIDE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO STAYED TO MOVE AHEAD.

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST RELEASED t * * » t

IN AUGUST, THE YEAR-ON-YEAR GROWTH RATES OF THE VARIOUS TRADE AGGREGATES WERE ALL HIGHER THAN IN JULY, WITH PARTICULARLY SHARP GROWTH BEING RECORDED FOR RE-EXPORTS.

THIS IS SHOWN IN THE PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES RELEASED TODAY (SATURDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN AUGUST 1988 WAS $20,669 MILLION, $2,112 MILLION OR 11.4 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN AUGUST 1987, WHILE THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 57.5 PER CENT OR $9,282 MILLION TO $25,431 MILLION.

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THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS (DOMESTIC EXPORTS PLUS RE-EXPORTS), AT $46,100 MILLION IN AUGUST 1988, WAS THUS $11,394 MILLION OR 32.8 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN AUGUST 1987.

THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY 37.3 PER CENT OR $11,896 MILLION OVER A YEAR EARLIER, TO $43,829 MILLION IN AUGUST 1988.

THE VISIBLE TRADE BALANCE IN AUGUST 1988 RECORDED A SURPLUS OF $2,271 MILLION, EQUIVALENT TO 5.2 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS.

THIS COMPARES WITH A SURPLUS OF $2,773 MILLION, EQUIVALENT TO 8.7 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, RECORDED IN AUGUST 1987.

PUTTING THE TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST IN PERSPECTIVE, THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1988 WAS $303,149 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS 01 $136,423 MILLION AND

RE-EXPORTS OF $166,726 MILLION. 9

COMPARED WITH THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1987, IN VALUE TERMS TOTAL EXPORTS GREW BY $67,278 MILLION OR 28.5 PER CENT, DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY $13,127 MILLION OR 10.6 PER CENT, AND RE-EXPORTS BY $54,151 MILLION OR 48.1 PER CENT.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY $72,529 MILLION OR 30.6 PER CENT, TO $309,913 MILLION.

A VISIBLE TRADE DEFICIT OF $6,764 MILLION, EQUIVALENT TO 2.2 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, WAS RECORDED IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1988.

THIS COMPARES WITH A DEFICIT OF $1,513 MILLION, EQUIVALENT TO ONLY 0.6 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, RECORDED IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT SPOKESMAN SAID THE HIGHER GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS RECORDED IN AUGUST WAS IN LINE WITH A PICK-UP IN THE GROWTH RATE OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES OVER THE PASI FEW MONTHS.

HOWEVER, THE YEAR-ON-YEAR GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FOR JULY AND AUGUST COMBINED, AT 8.8 PER CENT, WAS JUST ABOUT THE SAME AS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1988, WHEN THE CORRESPONDING FIGURE WAS 8.9 PER CENT.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THE CONTINUED UPSURGE IN RE-EXPORTS REFLECTED THE RE-EMERGENCE OF HONG KONG AS A MAJOR ENTREPOT FOR CHINA AND FOR THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION AS A WHOLE.

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THE FOLLOWING TABLE PRESENTS THE FIGURES FOR AUGUST 1988.

MERCHANDISE: DOMESTIC EXPORTS RE-EXPORTS TOTAL EXPORTS IMPORTS TRADE BALANCE

PROVISIONAL MERCHANDISE

TRADE

: $20,669 : $25,431 : $46,100 : $43,829 : $2,271

MILLION

MILLION

MlLL1ON

MILLION

MILLION (IN SURPLUS)

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

JUN 88 TO JUN 87 TO INCREASE

AUG 88 AUG 87

LATEST 3 MONTHS HK$ MN. HK$ MN. HKS MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS RE-EXPORTS TOTAL EXPORTS IMPORTS TRADE BALANCE 58,924 71,770 130,694 131,408 -714 53,793 47,145 100,938 97,355 3,583 5,131 24,625 29,756 34,053 -4.297 9.5 52.2 29.5 35.0

AUGUST AUGUST INCREASE

1988 1987

SAME MONTH LAST YEAR HK$ MN. HK$ MN. HKS MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 20,669 18,557 2,112 11.4

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) RE-EXPORTS TOTAL EXPORTS IMPORTS TRADE BALANCE (44.8 %) 25,431 46,100 43,829 2,271 (53.5%) 16,149 34,706 31,933 2,773 9,282 11,394 11,869 -502 57.5 32.8 37.3

AUGUST JULY INCREASE

1988 1988 .

LAST MONTH HK$ MN. HK$ MN. 1IKS MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 20,669 20,135 534 2.7

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) RE-EXPORTS TOTAL EXPORTS IMPORTS TRADE BALANCE (44.8 %) 25,431 46,100 43,829 2,271 (45.6 %) 23,975 44,110 44,394 -284 1,4 56 1,990 -565 2,555 6. 1 4.5 -1.3

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CALENDAR YEAR TO-DATE JAN-AUG 1988 HKS MN. JAN-AUG 1987 HKS MN. INCREASE

HKS MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 136,423 123,296 13,127 10.6

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) (45.0 %) (52.3 %)

RE-EXPORTS 166,726 112,575 54,151 18.1

TOTAL EXPORTS 303,149 235,871 67,278 28.5

IMPORTS 309,913 237,384 72,529 30.6

TRADE BALANCE -6,764 -1,513 -5,251

SEP 87 TO SEP 86 TO INCREASE

AUG 88 AUG 87

LAST 12 MONTHS HKS MN. HKS MN. HKS MN’. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 208,380 182,838 25,542 14.0

RE-EXPORTS 236,932 160,894 76,038 47.3

TOTAL EXPORTS 445,312 343,732 101,580 29.6

IMPORTS 450,477 342,350 108,127 31.6

TRADE BALANCE -5,165 1,382 -6,517

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SEMINAR ON NOISE POLLUTION IN MONG KOK * * » « *

A SEMINAR ON NOISE POLLUTION TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY) WILL MARK THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN 1988-89 IN THE MONG KOK DISTRICT.

ANTI-NOISE POLLUTION IS THE MAIN THEME OF THIS YEAR’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND THE SEMINAR, TO BE HELD AT GRAND TOWER HOTEL, HAS BEEN ARRANGED TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE PROBLEM. THE CAMPAIGN IS SPONSORED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD.

AN EXHIBITION, WHICH WAS SET UP TODAY ON THE CROSS BRIDGE BETWEEN PHASE I AND II OF THE ARGYLE CENTRE,' FOCUSSES ON NOISE POLLUTION IN GENERAL AND THE PROBLEM IN MONG KOK IN PARTICULAR. IT IS OPEN FOR PUBLIC VIEWING FROM 10.30 AM TO 10 PM DAILY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30.

SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR WILL INCLUDE MR WAN SEK-LUEN, MEMBER OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE; DR IP PO-KEUNG, LECTURER OF LINGNAN COLLEGE; MR RAYMOND CHAN, PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT; AND MR NIP MAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE NOISE POLLUTION CONCERN WORKING GROUP OF THE CAMPAIGN’S CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

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WILL BE

MR CHOW

KWOK-HUNG,

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CAMPAIGN MR CLEMENT LEUNG, ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MONG KOK, CHUN-FAI, CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD; AND MR CHIU CHAIRMAN OF THE CAMPAIGN’S CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY Ol THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN 1988-89 AND THE SEMINAR ON NOISE POLLUTION WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW ON THE 6TH FLOOR OF GRAND TOWER HOTEL, 627-641 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

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POLICE ACTION AGAINST UNSCRUPULOUS TAXI DRIVERS ♦ * » ♦ ♦

TS1M SHA TSUI POLICE ARE

AGAINST MALPRACTICES BY UNSCRUPULOUS

STEPPING UP TAXI DRIVERS.

ENFORCEMENT

ACTION

MR JIM ROBB, DIVISIONAL COMMANDER, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT PROSECUTION HAD BEEN TAKEN AGAINST THOSE DRIVERS FROM TIME TO TIME, BUT THE RECENT UPSURGE IN THE NUMBER 01 COMPLAINTS CLEARLY INDICATED THAT STRONGER ACTION WAS REQUIRED.

IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, POLICE SUMMONSED OR CHARGED A TOTAL OF 264 TAXI DRIVERS WITH VARIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENCES RELATING TO THE HIRING OF TAXI IN TSIM SHA TSUI, THE MAJORITY BEING DISPLAYING UNAUTHORIZED SIGNS (153) AND REFUSING HIRE (58).

THIS COMPARES WITH A TOTAL OF 145 IN 1987 AND 62 IN 1986.

DESCRIBING THE SITUATION AS ’UNACCEPTABLE’, MR ROBB SAID: "FROM THE BEGINNING OF NEXT MONTH, MORE PLAIN CLOTHES OFFICERS WILL BE DEPLOYED TO CHECK ON SUCH ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES.

"THIS HAS BEEN PROVED TO BE QUITE SUCCESSFUL IN THE PAST."

OTHER THAN COMPLAINTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, POLICE HAVE ALSO RECEIVED 28 REPORTS OF CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO TAXIS AND 18 ASSAULTS OF TAXI DRIVERS BY DISGRUNTLED WOULD-BE PASSENGERS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR.

MR ROBB SAID: "THE FIGURES ARE TWO OTHER POINTERS OF THIS GROWING PROBLEM.

"WE MUST NOT ALLOW SOME UNSCRUPULOUS ELEMENTS TO TARNISH THE REPUTATION OF THE TRADE."

ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL COMMANDER, OPERATIONS, CHIEF INSPECTOR WONG HUNG-TAK IS KEEPING AN EYE ON THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION AGAINST TAXI MALPRACTICES AND IS DETERMINED TO REDUCE THE PROBLEM TO A MINIMUM.

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1988

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ANTI-TRIAD VARIETY SHOW IN SHA TIN t t » »

A COLOURFUL ANTI-TRIAD PUBLICITY VARIETY SHOW WILL BE STAGED AT THE AMPHITHEATRE IN SHA TIN CENTRAL PARK ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) TO ALERT THE PUBLIC TO CHANGERS POSTED BY TRIAD SOCIETIES.

ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, THE SHOW WILL FEATURE A DRAMA BY THE FRINGE CLUB, SINGING BY THE SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION, AS WELL AS FOLK DANCE AND A DISPLAY OF MAGIC BY THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A QUIZ COMPETITION OFFERING HANDSOME PRIZES.

THE SHOW WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM. ADMISSION IS FREE.

OFFICIATING AT THE EVENT WILL BE THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR VICTOR YUNG; SHA TIN DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER, MR PETER HALLIDAY; AND SHA TIN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR CHAN SZE-BUN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ANTI-TRIAD PUBLICITY VARIETY SHOW ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE TO BE HELD AT THE AMPHITHEATRE IN SHA TIN CENTRAL PARK ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26), BEGINNING AT 2.30 PM.

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$2.27 BILLION WORTH OF UC PROJECTS IN PIPELINE t t t t *

THE IMPORTANCE THE URBAN COUNCIL PLACES ON ITS ONGOING CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME IS EMPHASISED IN "SOARING CITY", ITS RECENTLY PUBLISHED ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1988.

"THE CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME IS REVIEWED ANNUALLY, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT AVAILABLE FINANCIAL AND LAND RESOURCES AND PUBLIC NEEDS. THE CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME FOR THE FIVE-YEAR PERIOD OF 1987-88 TO 1991-1992, COMPRISING 131 PROJECTS IS AT AN ESTIMATED TOTAL COST OF $2 267 MILLION," SAID THE REPORT.

THE PROGRAMME AIMS TO PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF MODERN MUNICIPAL FACILITIES, VENUES AND SERVICES FOR THE PUBLIC IN AN EFFORT TO ENRICH THEIR CULTURAL AND DAILY LIVES.

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ON THE CULTURAL FRONT, PHASE II OF THE $513 MILLION HONG KONG CULTURAL CENTRE, LOCATED AT A PRIME SITE IN TSIM SHA TSUI, IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN NOVEMBER 1989. THE CENTRE HAS AN AUDITORIUM, AN ARTS LIBRARY, AN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, AND TWO RESTAURANTS. ITS MUCH-AWAITED OPENING IS EXPECTED TO GREATLY ENHANCE THE CULTURAL LIFE OF HONG KONG RESIDENTS.

ALSO SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION NEXT YEAR IS THE EXTENSION WORK NOW BEING CARRIED OUT AT THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY IN KOWLOON PARK WHILE PILING WORK OF THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST HAS ALSO STARTED.

DURING THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW, STEADY PROGRESS CONTINUED IN THE COUNCIL’S CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME OF DEVELOPING MULTI-FUNCTIONAL COMPLEXES. DUE TO THE SCARCITY OF AVAILABLE LAND AND IN ORDER TO MAXIMISE LAND RESOURCES AND TO CATER TO THE NEEDS OF THE POPULATION, THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS BUILT SEVERAL MUNICIPAL FACILITIES ON ONE SITE.

THESE MULTI-STOREY COMPLEXES OFTEN HAVE A DISTRICT LIBRARY, AN INDOOR GAMES HALL, A COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE, A MARKET, A COOKED-FOOD CENTRE, PUBLIC TOILETS AND A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT LOCATED ON VARIOUS FLOORS OF THE BUILDING.

IN 1987-88, THREE SUCH MULTI-PURPOSE COMPLEXES IN KOWLOON CITY, KWUN TONG AND SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICTS WERE COMPLETED WHILE SEVEN OTHERS ARE NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN VARIOUS PARTS OF HONG KONG. WORK ON TWO OTHERS ARE ALSO SCHEDULED TO START DURING THE YEAR.

IN ADDITION TO THESE MULTI-PURPOSE COMPLEXES, A NUMBER OF INDOOR GAMES HALLS, MODERN REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS AND RECREATIONAL PROJECTS INCLUDING THE RE-LAYING OF WAN CHAI SPORTS GROUND, TO KWA WAN AND KOWLOON BAY RECREATION GROUNDS, IMPROVEMENT WORK AT VICTORIA PARK, SHAM SHUI PO SPORTS GROUND, AS WELL AS KUNG LOK ROAD AND CHOI HUNG ROAD PLAYGROUNDS WERE COMPLETED AND OPEN FOR PUBLIC USE.

PRICED AT $20, THE BILINGUAL URBAN COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT 1988, WITH OVER 100 PAGES OF COLOUR ILLUSTRATION, IS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE URBAN COUNCIL BOOK SHOPS AT THE CITY HALL LOW BLOCK AND KOWLOON CENTRAL LIBRARY AND ALL LEADING BOOK SHOPS.

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SHA TIN CENTRAL PARK DECLARED OPEN

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING DECLARED THE SHA TIN CENTRAL PARK OPEN SO THAT RESIDENTS OF THE NEW TOWN CAN HAVE AN IDEAL VENUE TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

LOCATED WITHIN A MAJOR RECREATIONAL BELT ALONGSIDE THE SHING MUN RIVER, THE EIGHT-HECTARE PARK STRETCHES FROM LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD IN THE WEST TO SAND MARTIN BRIDGE IN THE EAST.

BUILT AT A COST OF $75 MILLION, THE PARK COMPRISES SIX AREAS, EACH WITH ITS OWN DISTINCTIVE FEATURES.

THE CENTRAL AREA OF THE PARK CONSISTS OF A LARGE OPEN SPACE LINKING IT WITH THE SHA TIN TOWN HALL AND THE NEWLY-OPENED LEK YUEN BRIDGE.

MAIN FEATURES OF THIS AREA ARE THE AMPHITHEATRE WITH ITS STRIKING YELLOW TENSIONED CANOPY AND THE CENTRAL CASCADE FOUNTAIN.

THE PARK ALSO CONSISTS OF SEVERAL GARDENS CONTAINING MORE THAN 110,000 PLANTS AND A RANGE OF 400 SPECIES AND VARIETIES, MANY OF WHICH ARE NOT COMMON TO HONG KONG.

OTHER FEATURES OF THE PARK INCLUDE A LARGE ARTIFICIAL HILL AND WATERFALL, A WESTERN-STYLE ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND, A FLOWER DISPLAY GARDEN, A CHINESE-STYLE ADVENTURE PLAY AREA AND A CHINESE-STYLE WATER GARDEN.

ONE OF THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS FOR CHILDREN IS A 12-TON FISHING JUNK MOORED ON LAND.

IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS, MR CHEUNG SAID THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POLICY OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL A NUMBER OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES HAD RECENTLY BEEN BUILT IN SHA TIN.

THESE INCLUDED THE YUEN WO ROAD INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE NEXT TO THE PARK AND THE HENG ON INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE IN MA ON SHAN.

AS TO FUTURE DEVELOPMENT, HE SAID THE COUNCIL PLANNED TO CONTRUCT A SECONDARY POOL AND A PADDLING POOL FOR THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL.

AND TO MEET THE DEMAND OF THE RAPIDLY DEVELOPING MA ON SHAN AREA, A SWIMMING POOL WOULD ALSO BE BUILT FOR ITS 200,000 RESIDENTS.

MR CHEUNG SAID THE UNPREDICTABLY HEAVY RAINS IN AUGUST HAD RENDERED A SMALL SECTION OF THE PARK STILL INCOMPLETE, BUT IT WAS DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH THE OPENING SO THAT RESIDENTS COULD HAVE AN IDEAL VENUE TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL AND ALSO TO ENJOY THE PARK'S MAGNIFICENT FACILITIES.

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KOWLOON CITY LAUNCHES CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

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THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN WAS LAUNCHED TODAY (SATURDAY) WHEN ABOUT ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE PARTICIPATED AT AN OPENING CEREMONY AT THE MARTHA BOSS COMMUNITY CENTRE.

THE FIVE-MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN, WHICH IS AIMED AT PROMOTING A SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE DISTRICT AMONG RESIDENTS, WAS ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN, A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD FOR YOUTHS, STUDENTS, WORKERS AND ELDERLY PEOPLE TO PROMOTE THEIR CIVIC AWARENESS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

AT TODAY’S OPENING CEREMONY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, DR DANIEL TSE, CONDUCTED AT A FLOOR DISCUSSION ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

TO WIDELY PUBLICISE THE CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGE AND THE CAMPAIGN, FOUR PAIRS OF PUBLICITY SLOGANS HAVE BEEN PUT UP AT BUSY LOCATIONS LN THE DISTRICT.

LN ADDITION, A PUBLICITY BUS TOURED THE DISTRICT AND DISTRIBUTED PUBLICITY MATERIALS, APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CAMPAIGN’S VARIOUS ACTIVITIES.

THE MAJOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE CIVIC EDUCATION FORERUNNERS SCHEME, CIVIC EDUCATION TRILOGY FOR THE ELDERLY, OUTSTANDING CITIZENS AWARD SCHEME AND CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECTS PARTICIPATION SCHEME.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT A SERIES OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN THE AREA AND TO REDUCE CONFLICT BETWEEN PEDESTRIANS AND VEHICLES, PARTICULARLY ALONG HOI YUEN ROAD.

THE MEASURES INCLUDE TRAFFIC RE-ROUTEING AND DIVERSIONS, BANNING OF TURNING MOVEMENTS, AND DESIGNATION OF A BUS-ONLY LANE AND URBAN CLEARWAYS.

IN ADDITION, ROUTEINGS OF A NUMBER OF GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES AND BUS ROUTES WILL BE DIVERTED, WHILE CERTAIN GREEN MINIBUS AND BUS STOPS WILL BE MOVED TO NEW LOCATIONS.

/DETAILS OF .......

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1988

DETAILS OF THE MEASURES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

TRAFFIC RE-ROUTEING

♦ THE SECTION OF HOI YUEN ROAD BETWEEN SHING \1P STREET AND WAI YIP STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND, WHILE THE SECTION OF HOI YUEN ROAD BETWEEN SHING YIP STREET AND KWUN TONG ROAD WILL REMAIN TWO-WAY OPERATION.

* KING YIP STREET BETWEEN HUNG TO ROAD AND HING YIP STREET, AND TSUN YIP STREET BETWEEN HUNG TO ROAD AND WAI YIP STREET WILL BECOME ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

HUNG TO ROAD BETWEEN HOI YUEN ROAD AND KING YIP STREET WILL BE MADE ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

BUS-ONLY LANE

* THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF SHING YIP STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH HOI YUEN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A BUS-ONLY LANE. NO VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THIS ROAD SECTION AT ANY TIME OF THE DAY.

BANNING OF VEHICULAR TURNING MOVEMENTS

RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENTS FROM HUNG TO ROAD EASTBOUND ONTO TSUN YIP STREET SOUTHBOUND, FROM HING YIP STREET EASTBOUND ONTO KING YIP STREET SOUTHOUND, FROM SHING YIP STREET WESTBOUND ONTO HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND, AND FROM CHA KWO LING ROAD NORTHBOUND ONTO LEI YUE MUN ROAD EASTBOUND WILL BE BANNED.

LEFT-TURN MOVEMENTS FROM WAI YIP STREET EASTBOUND ONTO HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND, FROM HUNG TO ROAD EASTBOUND ONTO HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND, AND FROM KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND ONTO HUNG TO ROAD WESTBOUND WILL ALSO BE BANNED.

AS A RESULT, MOTORISTS ON HUNG TO ROAD EASTBOUND HEADING FOR TSUN YIP STREET BETWEEN HUNG TO ROAD AND WAI YIP STREET WILL BE DIVERTED VIA HOI YUEN ROAD SOUTHBOUND, WAI YIP STREET EASTBOUND, KEI YIP STREET SOUTHBOUND, HOI BUN ROAD EASTBOUND AND TSUN YIP STREET NORTHBOUND.

AS FOR THOSE HEADING FOR HOI YUEN ROAD BETWEEN SHING YIP STREET AND HUNG TO ROAD, THEY WILL TRAVEL ALONG KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND, SHING YIP STREET WESTBOUND AND HOI YUEN ROAD SOUTHBOUND.

MOTORISTS ON WAI YIP STREET EASTBOUND HEADING FOR KWUN TONG ROAD WILL HAVE TO GO VIA KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND, YAU SHING STREET, CHA KWO LING ROAD, LEI YUE MUN ROAD AND KWUN TONG ROAD WESTBOUND.

/THOSE ON .......

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THOSE ON HING YIP STREET EASTBOUND HEADING FOR KING YIP STREET BETWEEN HING YIP STREET AND HUNG TO ROAD WILL HAVE TO USE KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND, SHING YIP STREET WESTBOUND, HOI YUEN ROAD SOUTHBOUND, HUNG TO ROAD EASTBOUND AND KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND.

NORTHBOUND VEHICLES ON KING YIP STREET WILL TRAVEL ALONG SHING YIP STREET WESTBOUND, HOI YUEN ROAD SOUTHBOUND AND HUNG TO ROAD EASTBOUND ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO HUNG TO ROAD BETWEEN KING YIP STREET AND HOI YUEN ROAD. ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO KWUN TONG ROAD, THEY WILL USE YAU SHING STREET, CHA KWO LING ROAD, LEI YUE MUN ROAD AND KWUN TONG ROAD.

VEHICLES ON CHA KWO LING ROAD NORTHBOUND HEADING FOR YAU TONG WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE VIA CHA KWO LING ROAD EASTBOUND, YAU TONG ROAD AND LEI YUE MUN ROAD.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT DIVERSIONS

* GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES NO. 23, 23A AND 36 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA KWUN TONG FERRY TERMINUS, WAI YIP STREET, KING YIP STREET, SHING YIP STREET AND HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND. THE EXISTING GREEN MINIBUS STOPS AT HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND WILL BE CANCELLED AND REPLACED BY A NEW ONE ON KING YIP STREET OUTSIDE HOUSE NO. 55.

* KMB ROUTES NO. 5K, 11D, 13B, 13C, 13E, 14B, 15A, 15B, 25,

28A, 40, 74A, 74X, 80, 89A, 93A AND 889 WILL BE RE-ROUTED VIA WAI YIP STREET, KING YIP STREET, SHING YIP STREET AND HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND. THE BUS STOPS ON HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND OUTSIDE HOUSE NO. 17, 55, 61 AND 79 WILL BE

MOVED TO KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND OUTSIDE HOUSE NO. 41, 49, 57 AND 59 AND SHING YIP STREET WESTBOUND OUTSIDE HOUSE NO. 10.

URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS

SECTIONS OF SHING YIP STREET, KING YIP STREET, HOI YUEN ROAD, WAI YIP STREET AND HUNG TO ROAD WILL BE MADE URBAN CLEARWAYS.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE ERECTED TO INDICATE THE EXTENT OF SUCH RESTRICTIONS AND THEIR HOURS OF OPERATION. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH OUT FOR SUCH GUIDANCE AND NOT TO STOP WITHIN THE URBAN CLEARWAYS FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS DURING THE RESTRICTED PERIOD.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1988

TRAFFIC CHANGES TO COINCIDE WITH OPENING OF BRIDGES

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TWO BRIDGES ACROSS THE NULLAH ON YUEN LONG NORTHERN BYPASS WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

THE BRIDGES, WHICH WERE CONSTRUCTED TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN YUEN LONG TOWN, ARE LOCATED RESPECTIVELY AT THE JUNCTION OF YUEN LONG NORTHERN BYPASS AND PING WUI STREET AND AT THE JUNCTION OF YUEN LONG NORTHERN BYPASS AND MA MIU ROAD.

WITH THE OPENING OF THE NEW BRIDGE AT PING WUI STREET, VEHICLES FROM TUEN MUN HEADING FOR YUEN LONG TOWN SOUTH WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL VIA CASTLE PEAK ROAD (PING SHAN SECTION), YUEN LONG NORTHERN BYPASS (WANG TAT ROAD), PING WUI STREET, YUEN LONG ON NING ROAD, MA MIU ROAD AND TAI YUK ROAD.

AT PRESENT, OWING TO THE BANNING OF RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENTS FROM CASTLE PEAK ROAD (PING SHAN SECTION) ONTO TAI YUK ROAD, THESE VEHICLES CAN ONLY USE CASTLE PEAK ROAD (PING SHAN SECTION), CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG SECTION), KIK YEUNG ROAD, YUEN LONG ON NING ROAD, MA MIU ROAD AND TAI YUK ROAD.

IN ADDITION, VEHICLES FROM AREAS NORTH OF YUEN LONG TOWN SUCH AS LONG PING ESTATE AND WANG CHAU CAN ALSO MAKE USE OF THIS NEW BRIDGE FOR ACCESS TO YUEN LONG TOWN.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE OPENING OF THE NEW BRIDGE AT MA MIU ROAD WILL ENABLE TRAFFIC FROM YUEN LONG TOWN HEADING FOR AREAS NORTH OF YUEN LONG TOWN TO TRAVEL ALONG MA MTU ROAD, YUEN LONG NORTHERN BYPASS (WANG TAT ROAD) AND WANG LOK STREET.

TO COINCIDE WITH THE OPENING OF THE TWO BRIDGES, PING WUI STREET HAS BEEN RE-OPENED TO PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES.

FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27), SECTIONS OF PING WUI STREET AND MA MIU ROAD WILL BE MADE URBAN CLEARWAYS OPERATING ROUND THE CLOCK.

THE AFFECTED ROAD SECTIONS ARE MA MIU ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH WANG TAT ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 65 METRES SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH MA WANG ROAD, AND PING WUI STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH WANG TAT ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH MA WANG ROAD.

NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP WITHIN THESE URBAN CLEARWAYS FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

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'Saturday, September 2 4, 1988

BEACH CLEANING DAY AT CHEUNG CHAU *****

MORE THAN 120 STUDENTS FROM TEN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN CHEUNG CHAU WILL TAKE PART IN A BEACH CLEANING DAY TO BE HELD AI TUNG WAN TOMORROW (SUNDAY) TO LAUNCH THE ISLANDS DISTRICT’S KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN.

BEFORE BEACH CLEANING, AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT TUNG WAN PLAYGROUND, CHEUNG CHAU AT 10.30 AM.

THE ACTIVITY IS ORGANISED BY THE COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISTRICT’S KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN.

ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LAM WAI-KEUNG, ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JONATHAN NG, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, MR WONG WAI-KWAN, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

DURING THE CEREMONY, REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FOUR MAIN ISLANDS OF THE DISTRICT, NAMELY LANTAU, PENG CHAU, CHEUNG CHAU AND LAMMA, WILL BE PRESENTED WITH PENNANTS TO SHOW THAT THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN TO BE HELD AT TUNG WAN PLAYGROUND, CHEUNG CHAU AT 10.30 AM TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

THE LAUNCH ’CLEMENTI’ WILL LEAVE THE MARINE DEPARTMENT PIER, CENTRAL AT 9 AM FOR CHEUNG CHAU. INFORMATION OFFICER, MR RAYMOND TAM, WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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DTC REGISTRATION REVOKED * * * »

THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ANNOUNCED THAT THE REGISTRATION OF INDOSUEZ NEW ZEALAND LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY HAS BEEN REVOKED WITH EFFECT FROM THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS TODAY (SATURDAY) AT ITS OWN REQUEST UNDER SECTION 31(2) OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1988

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WAN CHAI CELEBRATES FESTIVAL

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POP SONGS AND CANTONESE OPERA SONGS FILLED THE AIR AT SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND IN WAN CHAI THIS (SATURDAY) EVENING AS A CARNIVAL WAS HELD TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE EVENT WAS ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT ARTS, CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, AND SPONSORED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD.

IT WAS AIMED AT PROVIDING FREE ENTERTAINMENT TO DISTRICT RESIDENTS DURING THE FESTIVAL.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE CARNIVAL, WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALLAN CHOW, PRAISED THE ASSOCIATION FOR LAUNCHING VARIOUS ACTIVITIES AND PROVIDING TRAINING IN SINGING AND PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUTH IN THE DISTRICT SINCE ITS FORMATION IN 1983.

THE PROGRAMMES HAD GREATLY ENHANCED THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN WAN CHAI, HE SAID.

MR CHOW ALSO TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO REMIND RESIDENTS TO REGISTER THEMSELVES AS VOTERS DURING THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN SO THAT THEY COULD TAKE PART IN FUTURE URBAN COUNCIL AND DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

TONIGHT’S CARNIVAL WAS ATTENDED BY HUNDREDS OF WAN CHAI RESIDENTS WHO WERE TREATED TO PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR SINGERS AND TELEVISION STARS.

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WSD SUB-OFFICE TO BE BUILT IN NORTH POINT * ♦ » » ♦

WORK WILL START EARLY NEXT MONTH OPERATIONAL AND SERVICE CENTRE IN NORTH DEPARTMENT.

ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN POINT FOR THE WATER SUPPLIES

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED WORTH $26.88 MILLION FOR THE PROJECT.

A YEAR TO BUILD, A SITE OF ABOUT

JAVA ROAD AND MAN

THE CENTRE, EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT OCCUPY AN AREA OF 1,310 SQUARE METRES WITHIN SQUARE METRES. IT IS BOUNDED BY KING’S ROAD,

A CONTRACT

WILL 4,300

HONG

STREET.

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THE FIVE-STOREY BUILDING WILL HAVE OFFICES, WORKSHOPS, STORAGE AREA, BARRACKS, A CANTEEN AND A RECREATION ROOM.

ON COMPLETION, THE CENTRE WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT AS A SUB-OFFICE FOR THE HONG KONG AND ISLANDS REGION. IT WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING ONE IN BULLOCK LANE.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CANAL ROAD EAST ♦ » t »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT CANAL ROAD EAST BETWEEN HENNESSY ROAD AND LOCKHART ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON LOCKHART ROAD WESTBOUND HEADING FOR HENNESSY ROAD EASTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED VIA STEWART ROAD.

THIS MEASURE WILL LAST FOR ABOUT FIVE WEEKS TO FACILITATE WATERMAIN LAYING WORK.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1988

CONTENTS P.tGE NO.

NEW CHAPTER FOR VEGETABLE WHOLESALE MARKET ..................... 1

UNIONS URGED TO REGISTER nS ELECTORS FOR L.J3 ELECTION...... 1

REPLENISHMENT OF REPULSE BaY BEACH PROPOSED .................... 2

SOUTH LANTAU RO.J) TO BE WIDENED ............................... 3

ULTRA-MODERN SPORTS GROUND FOR WONG TAI SIN .................... 3

WONG Tai SIN GETS MUCH-NEEDED MARKET FACILITIES................. 4

ENTRIES INVITED FOR RUN-THE-STAIRS COMPETITION ................. 5

OVERSEAS TRAINING FOR MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS................. 6

SURVEY ON CIVIC EDUCATION ...................................... 7

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS CIVIC EDUCATION ........................ 7

REMINDER ON USE OF FORKLIFT TRUCKS ............................. 8

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ................. 9

TEMPORiRY URBaN CLEaRWaY ON QUEEN'S ROaD WEST .................. 9

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1988

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NEW CHAPTER FOR VEGETABLE WHOLESALE MARKET

THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION (VMO) WILL ENTER A NEW ERA IN ITS WHOLESALE MARKETING OPERATION ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A FULL RANGE OF COMPUTERISED BANKING SERVICES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ORGANISATION 42 YEARS AGO.

A BRANCH OFFICE OF THE HONG KONG CHINESE BANK WILL BE OPENED IN THE VMO’S CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET ON THAT DAY TO MEET THE ACCOUNTING NEEDS OF MARKET TRADERS AND TO FURTHER IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE WHOLESALE MARKET.

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAWRENCE LEE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE BANK AT ll AM.

THE CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET IS ONE OF THE MAJOR VEGETABLE WHOLESALE MARKETS IN HONG KONG.

THE VOLUME OF VEGETABLES MARKETED THROUGH THIS MARKET IN 1987-88 WAS ABOUT 180,000 TONNES, REPRESENTING OVER 40 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL LOCAL CONSUMPTION.

THE VALUE OF THIS THROUGHPUT AMOUNTED TO ABOUT $500 MILLION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HONG KONG CHINESE BANK BRANCH OFFICE IN THE CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET, SITUATED AT 757 LAI CHI KOK ROAD, KOWLOON AT 11 AM ON TUESDAY.

AFD INFORMATION STAFF WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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UNIONS URGED TO REGISTER AS ELECTORS FOR LAB ELECTION * » » » *

REGISTERED EMPLOYEES’ TRADE UNIONS WISHING TO VOTE IN THE COMING LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD ELECTION ARE URGED TO REGISTER AS ELECTORS WITH THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

EACH ELECTOR MAY APPOINT NOT MORE THAN TWO AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND THE ELECTION DUE TO TAKE PLACE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL ON OCTOBER 22.

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A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT THE AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES MUST BE EITHER PAID-UP MEMBERS, OFFICERS OR PAID STAFF OF THE UNION.

"REGISTRATION FORMS HAVE BEEN SENT TO 427 EMPLOYEES' TRADE UNIONS REGISTERED UNDER THE TRADE UNIONS ORDINANCE," HE SAID.

"COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORMS SHOULD REACH THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD ELECTION OFFICE, LABOUR DEPARTMENT, 15TH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, ON OR BEFORE 12 NOON ON OCTOBER 8."

THE SPOKESMAN SAID ANY FORMS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS THE POST MARK ON THE ENVELOPE INDICATES THAT THE FORM IS POSTED ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 7.

TEN CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED BY REGISTERED EMPLOYEES' TRADE UNIONS FOR ELECTION AS EMPLOYEES' REPRESENTATIVES TO THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD.

OF THE CANDIDATES, FIVE WILL BE ELECTED FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD FOR TWO YEARS STARTING FROM JANUARY 1 NEXT YEAR.

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REPLENISHMENT OF REPULSE BAY BEACH PROPOSED

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THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO CARRY OUT A SAND REPLENISHMENT SCHEME IN REPULSE BAY SO AS TO IMPROVE THE GENERAL CONDITION OF THE BEACH.

THE SCHEME IS SCHEDULED TO BE CARRIED OUT WITHIN AN AREA OF APPROXIMATELY 13.65 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED AT REPULSE BAY BEACH.

THE IMPROVEMENT WORKS INCLUDE SAND REPLENISHMENT ON THE BEACH; CONSTRUCTION OF A GROYNE AT THE EASTERN END AND A BREAKWATER AT THE WESTERN END OF THE BAY; EXTENSION OF THE EXISTING OUTFALL AND THE REMOVAL OF ROCK OUTCROP.

ABOUT 7.4 HECTARES WILL BE USED AS A TEMPORARY AREA FOR A FLOATING/SUBMERGED PIPELINE.

THE BEACH WILL REMAIN OPEN DURING THE IMPROVEMENT PERIOD.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA AFFECTED WAS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GAZETTE.

ANY PERSON WHO CONSIDERS THAT HE HAS AN INTEREST, RIGHT OR EASEMENT IN OR OVER THE FORESHORE AND SEABED INVOLVED MAY SUBMIT A WRITTEN OBJECTION TO THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 22.

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SOUTH LANTAU ROAD TO BE WIDENED ♦ ♦ ♦ * ♦

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO WIDEN A SECTION Of SOUTH LANTAU ROAD ON LANTAU ISLAND TO ALLOW CONVENIENT AND SAEE PASSING OF LARGE VEHICLES.

AT PRESENT, THE CARRIAGEWAY WIDTH OF THE ROAD IS AS NARROW AS ABOUT SIX METRES AT A BEND NEAR THE SWIRE COMPANY HOSTEL, PUI 0.

WHEN NEGOTIATING THIS BEND, LARGE VEHICLES HAVE TO BE HALTED TO ALLOW THE SAFE PASSING OF ANOTHER VEHICLE COMING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.

THE DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO WIDEN THIS SECTION OF THE ROAD WHICH IS ABOUT 400 METRE LONG TO A MAXIMUM WIDTH OF ABOUT 8.S METRES.

THE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME

LANDSCAPE WORKS TO PRESERVE THE

WILL ALSO PROVIDE FOOTPATHS COUNTRY PARK ENVIRONMENT.

XND

\ NOTICE ON THE PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GAZETTE.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT OFFICES:

CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG;

ISLANDS DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE AND ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

ANY PERSON WHO OBJECTS TO THE PROPOSED WORKS SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, SECOND FLOOR, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG NOVEMBER 22 THIS YEAR.

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ULTRA-MODERN SPORTS GROUND FOR WONG TAI SIN ♦ * * * *

WONG TAJ SIN DISTRICT WILL GET ANOTHER BOOST IN ITS SPORTS AND RECREATION FACILITIES AS THE URBAN COUNCIL'S $38 MILLION HAMMER HILL ROAD SPORTS GROUND IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION EARLY NEXT YEAR.

’’COVERING A LARGE SITE OF 2.6 HECTARES, THE SPORTS GROUND PROMISES TO BE A POPULAR AND WIDELY-USED VENUE FOR SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS, SCHOOLS AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN THE AREA,” THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL'S RECREATION SELECT COMMITTEE, MR. SAMUEL WONG, SAID TODAY.

/’’MAJOR FACILITIES

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1988

"MAJOR FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE \ FULL-SIZED TURFED IN-FIELD SOCCER PITCH, AN EIGHT-LANE ALL-WEATHER RUNNING TRACK AND FACILITIES FOR FIELD EVENTS, SUCH AS HIGH JUMP. LONG JUMP, POLE VAULT, JAVELIN, DISCUS AND SHOT PUT, PLUS A COVERED SPECTATOR STAND FOR 2 200 PEOPLE."

IN ADDITION, MR. WONG SAID SOCCER ENTHUSIASTS WOULD BE ABLE TO USE A TURFED MINI-SOCCER PITCH.

THE SPORTS GROUND, LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF HAMMER HILL ROAD AND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, IS AMONG MANY URBAN COUNCIL PROJECTS IN THE PIPELINE FOR PUBLIC ENJOYMENT.

CAPTION: PICTURE SHOWS THE CONSTRUCTION WORK OF THE UC’S $38 MILLION HAMMER HILL ROAD SPORTS GROUND FORGING AHEAD.

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WORK IS WELL UNDER WAY ON THE URBAN COUNCIL’S CHOI HUNG ROAD MARKET WHICH ON COMPLETION WILL PROVIDE MUCH-NEEDED MARKET FACILITIES FOR RESIDENTS AND WORKERS IN SAN PO KONG AREA IN WONG TAI SIN.

THE MODERN MARKET IS LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE URBAN COUNCIL CHOI HUNG ROAD COMPLEX WHICH FORMS PART OF THE CHOI HUNG ROAD PLAYGROUND STAGE II PROJECT.

"OCCUPYING AN AREA OF 1 368 SQUARE METRES, THE MARKET WILL COMPRISE 23 LARGE-SIZED MARKET STALLS, TWO LARGE-SIZED FLOWER STALLS, 77 SMALL-SIZED WET AND DRY GOODS STALLS AND ONE NEWSPAPER KIOSK," MR KONG WAN-FEE, DISTRICT HYGIENE SUPERINTENDENT (WONG TAI SIN) OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, SAID TODAY.

"WITH THE OPENING OF THE MARKET IN THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR, RESIDENTS AND HOUSEWIVES IN THE DENSELY-POPULATED WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT WILL BE ABLE TO DO THEIR MARKETING IN GREAT COMFORT AND EASE.

"IN ADDITION, THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE IN THE AREA WILL BE GREATLY IMPROVED AS ALL THE LICENSED ON-STREET HAWKERS NOW OPERATING IN SHUNG LING STREET AND KAM WING STREET WILL BE RESITED INTO THE NEW MARKET.

"THE MARKET, BOUNDED BY CHOI HUNG ROAD AND SHEUNG HEI STREET, IS EXPECTED TO BE HIGHLY POPULAR AS IT WILL BE THE ONLY MARKET TO PROVIDE A CLEANER AND MORE PLEASANT ENVIRONMENT FOR SHOPPERS IN THE AREA. "

/THE NEW

SUNDAY, SEPTDffiER 25, 1988

THE NEW MARKET IS CONVERTED FROM A COOKED-FOOD CENTRE AS THE NEED FOR SUCH EATING FACILITIES NO LONGER EXISTS.

ALSO, THE DESIGN OF SOME MARKET STALLS HAS BEEN FURTHER REVISED TO MEET THE ACTUAL NEED.

"AS A RESULT OF THE ALTERATION, THE NUMBER OF STALLS WILL BE GREATLY INCREASED TO ACCOMMODATE MORE ON-STREET HAWKERS IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD," ADDED MR KONG.

MEANWHILE, A COOKED-FOOD CENTRE WITH 19 STALLS ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE COMPLEX HAS BEEN DOING GOOD BUSINESS SINCE ITS OPENING IN MARCH 1988.

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ENTRIES INVITED FOR RUN-THE-STAIRS COMPETITION » » » « «

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE "ANTI-NARCOTICS RUN-THE-STAIRS COMPETITION" TO BE HELD IN NORTH POINT ON OCTOBER 19.

THE EVENT, AS PART OF THE ANTI-DRUG WEEK PROGRAMME IN THE THIRD WEEK OF OCTOBER, IS ORGANISED BY THE YOUTH VOLUNTEER GROUP OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS WITH THE OBJECTIVES OF CELEBRATING CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL AND TO DISSEMINATE ANTI-DRUG MESSAGES THROUGH HEALTHY PURSUITS.

THE COMPETITION, OPEN TO ALL RUNNERS AGED 16 OR ABOVE, COMPRISES THREE DIVISIONS : MEN’S, WOMEN’S AND GROUP DIVISIONS.

THOSE INTENDING TO TAKE PART IN THE GROUP DIVISION MUST FORM A TEAM OF FIVE MEMBERS.

ENTRANTS ARE REQUESTED TO FINISH A FULL ‘COURSE WHICH STARTS AND FINISHES AT CHEUNG CHUK SHAN COLLEGE IN CLOUD VIEW ROAD. DURING THE COURSE, RUNNERS WILL HAVE TO CLIMB UP THREE STAIRWAYS COVERING MORE THAN 720 STEPS.

TROPHIES AND GIFT COUPONS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST THREE WINNERS IN EACH DIVISION.

APPLICATION FORMS, TOGETHER WITH A SKETCH SHOWING THE COURSE, ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND ITS SUB-OFFICES AND THE NARCOTICS DIVISION OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, 23RD FLOOR, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, CENTRAL.

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS OCTOBER 8 (SATURDAY). ENTRIES CAN BE RETURNED EITHER IN PERSON OR BY MAIL TO THE NARCOTICS DIVISION.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 5-8622766.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1988

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OVERSEAS TRAINING FOR MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS *****

FOUR TALENTED YOUNG MUSICIANS WHO RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS SPONSORED BY THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB MUSIC FUND HAVE RECENTLY FLOWN TO BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES TO FURTHER THEIR TRAINING IN MUSIC.

THE FOUR MUSICIANS ARE LAU CHIN-YAN, IP HANG-TSIM, CHENG WAI AND YIP CHING, WHO ALL HAD STUDIED AT THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS.

THEY WERE SELECTED FROM AMONG 14 CANDIDATES WHO APPLIED FOR OVERSEAS SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED BY THE MUSIC FUND FOR 1988-89.

THE PURPOSE OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS IS TO ENABLE EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED YOUNG PEOPLE TO RECEIVE TRAINING IN POST-DIPLOMA STUDIES AT FOREIGN INSTITUTES.

LAU CHIN-YAN AND IP HANG-TSIM ARE NOW PURSUING THEIR STUDIES IN PIANO PERFORMANCE AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC IN LONDON.

CHENG WAI AND YIP CHING ARE BOTH IN THE UNITED STATES, ATTENDING INTENSIVE MUSIC COURSES AT, RESPECTIVELY, THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC IN CLEVELAND AND EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC IN ROCHESTER.

ESTABLISHED IN 1980 WITH A DONATION OF $10 MILLION FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB MUSIC FUND IS A NON-STATUTORY TRUST FUND FOUNDED FOR THE PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC, DANCE AND RELATED ACTIVITIES IN THE TERRITORY BY WAY OF GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS.

THE FUND IS ADMINISTERED BY A BOARD OF TRUSTEES. THE SECRETARY OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION IS NOW THE CUSTODIAN TRUSTEE OF THE FUND WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFE KEEPING OF THE FUND’S ASSETS AND THE APPOINTMENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE FUND AND ITS MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO DECIDE ON THE DISBURSEMENT OF GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS TO SCHOOLS, NON-PROFIT MAKING DANCE AND MUSIC ORGANISATIONS AS WELL AS TALENTED INDIVIDUALS.

SINCE 1980, THE MUSIC FUND HAS AWARDED 32 MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS AND SEVEN DANCE SCHOLARSHIPS TO ENABLE 26 YOUNG MUSICIANS AND FIVE YOUNG DANCERS TO FURTHER THEIR TRAINING OVERSEAS.

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SURVEY ON CIVIC EDUCATION

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THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IS CURRENTLY CONDUCTING AN OPINION SURVEY •THROUGH A LOCAL RESEARCH COMPANY ON PUBLIC AWARENESS AND PERCEPTIONS OF CIVIC EDUCATION.

BETWEEN NOW AND MID-OCTOBER, SOME 1,000 INDIVIDUALS, AGED 15 TO 64, SELECTED AT RANDOM FROM A WIDE CROSS-SECTION OF THE PUBLIC, WILL BE INTERVIEWED IN A TERRITORY-WIDE QUESTIONNAIRE EXERCISE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMMITTEE SAID THE OBJECTIVE OF THE SURVEY IS TO IDENTIFY AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION WITH REGARD TO TRENDS OF THE PUBLIC’S PERCEPTION AND EXERCISE OF CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES; THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLICITY EFFORTS IN THE DRIVE AS WELL AS CHANGES IN THE LEVEL OF CIVIC-MINDEDNESS.

THE SURVEY IS THE SECOND TO BE CONDUCTED BY THE COMMITTEE IN RECENT YEARS.

"THE INFORMATION AND DATA COLLECTED WILL BE USED FOR COMPARISON WITH A SIMILAR SURVEY IN 1986 AND THE FINDINGS WOULD BECOME AN IMPORTANT BASIS IN FORMULATING THE WORK OBJECTIVES OF THE COMMITTEE IN FUTURE," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

IN APPEALING FOR PUBLIC CO-OPERATION IN CARRYING OUT THE SURVEY, THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW WOULD BE NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE OF THE EXERCISE AND THE INFORMATION COLLECTED WOULD BE TREATED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

AFTER ANALYSIS OF THE INFORMATION AND DATA, A REPORT WILL BE COMPILED BY NOVEMBER AND THE SURVEY RESULT IS EXPECTED TO BE ANNOUNCED IN DECEMBER.

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DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS CIVIC EDUCATION » » » » »

MEMBERS OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD'S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE WILL MEET REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON CIVIC EDUCATION AT A MEETING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE WILL ALSO ENDORSE THE ALLOCATION OF DB FUNDS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME AND CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGNS THIS YEAR.

/THE COMMITTEE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1988

THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS BY LOCAL ORGANISATIONS FOR FUNDS FOR ORGANISING COMMUNITY-BUILDING PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD'S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE BEGINNING AT 2.30 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) IN THE DB CONFERNECE ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, MEI FUNG COURT, ABERDEEN CENTRE, NAM NING STREET, ABERDEEN.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DISCUSSIONS ON APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS B) LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WILL BE HELD IN CAMERA AT THE LATTER PART OF THE MEETING.

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REMINDER ON USE OF FORKLIFT TRUCKS

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) REMINDED OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF FORKLIFT TRUCKS EITHER TO REGISTER AND LICENSE THEM AS SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES OR APPLY FOR A MOVEMENT PERMIT IF THE TRUCKS ARE TO BE USED ON THE ROAD.

OWNERS OR OPERATORS FAILING TO DO SO COULD FACE PROSECUTION.

"FORKLIFT TRUCKS WHICH ARE BEING USED REGULARLY ON THE ROADS MUST BE REGISTERED AND LICENSED AS SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES.

"THOSE WHICH ARE NOT NORMALLY USED ON A ROAD AND ARE DRIVEN ON A ROAD ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROCEEDING FROM ONE SITE TO ANOTHER MAY OBTAIN MOVEMENT PERMITS," A SPOKESMAN • FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID.

ACCORDING TO REGULATION 53(3)(A) OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC (REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES) REGULATIONS, WHEN A VEHICLE ISSUED WITH A MOVEMENT PERMIT IS BEING USED ON A ROAD, NO LOAD SHOULD BE CARRIED ON THE VEHICLE OTHER THAN SUCH EQUIPMENT, SPARES OR FUEL AS ARE NORMALLY CARRIED ON SUCH A VEHICLE.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT IN ALL CASES FORKLIFT TRUCKS MUST BE INSURED AGAINST THIRD PARTY RISKS AND DRIVEN BY HOLDERS OF A VALID DRIVING LICENCE ENTITLING THEM TO DRIVE SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES.

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APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION SHOULD Bl DIRECTED W I HI-KONG LICENSING OFFICE OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AT . Ml RRAA ROAD, GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG.

APPLICATIONS FOR MOVEMENT PERMITS MAY BE SUBMITTED 10 ANY LICENSING OFFICES OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT.

OPERATORS AND OWNERS WHO WISH TO MAKE ENQUIRIES ARE REQUESTED TO TELEPHONE 5-259494.

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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES » ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORK, TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TAI PO ROAD-FANLING (FANLING BY-PASS) NEAR WO HOP SHEK INTERCHANGE BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 27 (TUESDAY) V.D 30.

DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

* THE OUTER-MOST LANE AND CENTRE LANE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 7 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY ON SEPTEMBER 27 (TUESDAY)

AND 28.

t THE INNER-MOST LANE AND CENTRE LANE WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 7 PM AND 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING ON SEPTEMBER 29 AND 30.

f THE OUTER-MOST LANE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 6 AM TO 7 PM ON SEPTEMBER 28 AND 29, WHILE THE INNER-MOST LANE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED DURING THE SAME PERIOD ON SEPTEMBER 30.

MEANWHILE, IN SHA TIN, TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORK, A 200-METRE OF THE SOUTHBOUND SLOW LANE OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD NEAR SUN TIN WAI ESTATE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9.30 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY ON SEPTEMBER 27 (TUESDAY) AND 28.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH OUT FOR TEMPORARY TRAFFIC SIGNS AND DRIVE WITH CARE.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF QUEEN’S ROAD WEST BETWEEN HOUSE NOS. 164 AND 202 WILL BE MADE AN URBAN CLEARWAY ROUND-THE-CLOCK FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 28) .

THIS MEASURE WILL LAST FOR ABOUT FOUR WEEKS TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORKS.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS THERE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HK’S FUTURE THROUGH THE EYES OF A RESIDENT ................. 1

SEPTEMBER SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL BEGINS .. 2

APPLICATION FORMS FOR PRIMARY ONE PLACES.................... 4

HOME SECURITY SEMINAR FOR SOUTHERN RESIDENTS................ 6

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA ............... 7

FAMILY CAMP TO BEGIN ANTI-DRUG WEEK ........................ 8

MUSICAL FAMILY COMPETITION ................................. 9

REMINDER ON LAW GOVERNING WORK INJURIES OUTSIDE HK.......... 10

KWAI TSING ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TO MEET.......... 11

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT............... 12

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS FUND ALLOCATION .................... 12

COMMUNITY WELFARE COMMITTEE TO MEET......................... 13

MEET THE PUBLIC SCHEME ON COMMITTEE AGENDA.................. 13

WILLIAM HUI APPOINTED DISTRICT OFFICER (NORTH) ............. 1U

TENDERS INVITED FOR BUILDING REFUSE COLLECTION POINT........ 14

TEMPORARY URBAN CLEARWAYS ON DES VOEUX ROAD WEST............ 15

ROAD CLOSURES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES........................ 15

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1988

UK’S FUTURE THROUGH THE EYES OF A RESIDENT » » ♦ ♦ ♦

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ESTABLISHED AVERAGE FIGURES OF EMIGRATION FROM HONG KONG BUT THE LOSS IS NOT NEARLY AS SERIOUS AS SOME REPORTS HAVE SUGGESTED, THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

’’MOREOVER, QUITE A LOT OF PEOPLE, HAVING OBTAINED THE ’INSURANCE POLICY* OF A NEW PASSPORT, RETURN TO HONG KONG TO WORK AND LIVE,” HE SAID.

MR TSAO WAS GIVING A TALK AT KE1DANREN IN TOKYO, JAPAN, LOOKING INTO HONG KONG’S FUTURE THROUGH THE EYES OF A LONG-TERM HONG KONG RESIDENT RATHER THAN OF A CIVIL SERVANT.

MR TSAO SAID THE GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHED A TASK FORCE EARLIER THIS YEAR TO IMPROVE ITS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT EMIGRATION MATTERS.

”WE HAVE NOW ESTABLISHED THAT AVERAGE EMIGRATION FROM 1981 TO 1986 WAS 20,000 PERSONS PER YEAR. IN 1987, IT WAS 30,000, AND IN 1988 THESE FIGURES ARE LIKELY TO BE EXCEEDED,” HE SAID.

’’NOW OF COURSE THESE FIGURES DO SHOW AN INCREASE AND WE WOULD RATHER NOT LOSE SO MANY PEOPLE. BUT THE LOSS IS NOT NEARLY AS SERIOUS AS SOME REPORTS HAVE SUGGESTED.

’’JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE TOTAL NUMBERS IS CONSIDERATION OF THE KIND OF PEOPLE LEAVING - THE SO-CALLED ’BRAIN DRAIN’.”

MR TSAO CITED STATISTICS FOR WHICH HE SAID A FAIRER DESCRIPTION WOULD BE “BRAIN GAIN”.

“OUR STUDIES INDICATE THAT THE NUMBER OF NEW UNIVERSITY GRADUATES PRODUCED EACH YEAR IS CONSIDERABLY MORE THAN THE NUMBER LEAVING HONG KONG,” HE SAID.

“AND THIS MARGIN WILL INCREASE AS THE NUMBER AND CAPACITY OF OUR TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS INCREASES.

“IN 1988, WE PRODUCED LOCALLY 21 PER CENT MORE GRADUATES 'I HAN IN 1987. THE 1989 TOTAL WILL GROW BY ANOTHER 15 PER CENT.

“BY 1999, WE WILL BE PRODUCING OVER 15,1)00 NEW FIRST DEGREE HOLDERS EVERY YEAR - A FIVE-FOLD INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR AND REMARKABLE GROWTH BY ANY MEASURE.”

MR TSAO POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG WAS A FREE SOCIETY AND US CITIZENS WERE FREE TO COME AND GO AS THEY WISHED.

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"IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT EMIGRATION IS NOT A NEW PHENOMENON FOR US; IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR OVER A CENTURY," HE SAID.

ON HONG KONG'S FUTURE, MR TSAO SAID GOOD PROGRESS HAD BEEN MADE IN IMPLEMENTING THE PROVISIONS OF THE JOINT DECLARATION.

"BRITAIN AND CHINA HAVE AN ON-GOING DIALOGUE THROUGH THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT LIAISON GROUP. THERE HAVE BEEN ACHIEVEMENTS IN FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS REGARDING TRADE, TRAVEL AND COMMUNICATIONS, ISSUES WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAINING HONG KONG’S LINKS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND ITS OWN IDENTITY UP TO AND BEYOND 1997," HE SAID.

MR TSAO SAID HE WAS ENCOURAGED BY THE CURRENT BURGEONING FOREIGN CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG, PARTICULARLY FROM CHINA.

"JAPAN, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND HAVE ALSO JOINED BRITAIN, AMERICA AND OTHER INVESTORS OF LONG-STANDING, AS SHAREHOLDERS IN OUR EXPANDING ECONOMY," HE SAID.

"THE PAY-BACK-PERIOD OF MANY OF THE PROJECTS EXTENDS WELL INTO THE NEXT CENTURY. THIS CLEARLY GOES TO SHOW OUR FOREIGN INVESTORS’ CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG."

NOTWITHSTANDING INCREASING FOREIGN CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, MR TSAO SAID, HONG KONG WAS ALSO MAKING ITS OWN EFFORTS TO PROVIDE FOR THE WELL-BEING OF ITS PEOPLE IN FUTURE.

"A THIRD UNIVERSITY, THAT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, IS BEING DEVELOPED. IT WILL HAVE ITS FIRST IN-TAKE OF STUDENTS IN 1991 AND WILL EVENTUALLY CATER FOR 14,000 STUDENTS," HE SAID.

"THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY WILL ENSURE STEADY CROPS OF HOME-GROWN ENTREPRENEURS, ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS FOR THE YEARS TO COME."

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SEPTEMBER SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL BEGINS « t * » *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT IS NOW CONDUCTING I HE SEPTEMBER ROUND OF THE SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL IN MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL IN RESPECT OF THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1988.

THIS SURVEY IS CONDUCTED QUARTERLY AND THE SURVEY RESULTS ARI USEFUL IN PROVIDING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC INDICATORS AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON THE STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN THE LABOUR MARKET IN HONG KONG.

/THIS ROUND

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1>o8

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THIS ROUND OF THE SURVEY COVERS ABOUT 94,000 ESTABLISHMENTS. THESE ARE DRAWN FROM VARIOUS SECTORS INCLUDING THE DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES SECTOR (WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS), THE SERVICES SECTOR (TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION, FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES; COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICES), WITH FULL ENUMERATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR (MINING AND QUARRYING; MANUFACTURING; ELECTRICITY AND GAS).

INFORMATION ON NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED AND EXISTING VACANCIES ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1988 WILL BE SOUGHT FROM EACH SELECTED ESTABLISHMENT.

SOME 10,000 ESTABLISHMENTS ARE RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM THIS SAMPLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PAYROLL IN EACH OF THE THREE MONTHS DURING THE REFERENCE PERIOD OF JULY-SEPTEMBER 1988.

ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR (MINING AND QUARRYING; MANUFACTURING; ELECTRICITY AND GAS), WILL ALSO BE REQUESTED TO FURTHER PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE MAJOR KIND OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 1988.

QUESTIONNAIRES ARE BEING MAILED TO INDIVIDUAL SAMPLE ESTABLISHMENTS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDER 1982 (LEGAL NOTICE NO. 69 OF 1982, GAZETTED ON MARCH 5, 1982), ESTABLISHMENTS RECEIVING QUESTIONNARIES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THEM TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD.

SHOULD RESPONDENTS HAVE DIFFICULTY IN COMPLETING THE FORMS, THEY ARE WELCOME TO CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE ON 5-8235076.

AS FOR THOSE ESTABLISHMENTS KNOWN TO THE DEPARTMENT DURING JULY-SEPTEMBER 1988, THEY WILL ALSO BE ENUMERATED IN ORDER TO MAKE THE SURVEY RESULTS COMPLETE.

FIELD OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT, EACH BEARING A GOVERNMENT IDENTITY CARD, WILL CALL ON THESE ESTABLISHMENTS TO SOLICIT INFORMATION ON NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED, EXISTING VACANCIES, TYPE OF OWNERSHIP, NATURE OF BUSINESS AND DATE ON WHICH BUSINESS COMMENCED.

ANY ENQUIRIES REGARDING THESE FIELD VISITS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE DEPARTMENT ON 5-8234770.

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MONDAY, SEP'I r.R 26. 1988

APPLICATION FORMS FOR PRIMARY INI' PLACES t r » » »

PARENTS WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR A PRIMARY ONE PLACE IN A PUBLIC SECTOR SCHOOL FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR UNDER THE PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION SYSTEM CAN OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS FROM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) UNTIL OCTOBER 14.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID THAT APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO PRIMARY ONE IS OPEN TO ALL HONG KONG BELONGING CHILDREN WHO WERE BORN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1983 AND WHO ARE NOT STUDYING IN A PRIMARY SCHOOL.

PARENTS OF CHILDREN WHO ARE ATTENDING KINDERGARTENS CAN OBTAIN THE APPLICATION FORMS AND RELATED INFORMATION SHEETS FROM THF KINDERGARTENS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN NOT ATTENDING KINDERGARTINS, THE FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT DISTRICT OFFICES AND OFFICES OF THF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED DIRECTLY, BETWEEN OCTOBER 10 AND 14, TO ONLY ONE GOVERNMENT OR AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL IN WHICH THE PARENT WISHES TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE.

THIS SCHOOL MAY EITHER BE WITHIN OR OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT IN WHICH THE FAMILY LIVES.

PARENTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO SELECT A NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOL IN ORDER TO REDUCE UNNECESSARY TRANSPORT PROBLEMS AND TO TAKE THE POINTS SYSTEM INTO CONSIDERATION IN SELECTING THE SCHOOL.

THE POINTS SYSTEM IS BASED ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THF SCHOOL AND THE CHILD’S FAMILY AS WELL AS THE CHILD’S AGE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

PARENTS ARE URGED TO NOTE THAT ONLY ONE APPLICATION FORM CAN BE SUBMITTED IN RESPECT OF ANY ONE CHILD.

"IF PARENTS ARE FOUND TO HAVE APPLIED TO MORE THAN ONF GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SCHOOL, THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY FORFEIT THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

PARENTS OF THOSE CHILDREN WHO CANNO’r USE CHINESE AS THE LEARNING MEDIUM ARE REQUESTED TO SEEK ADVICE FROM THE DEPARTMENT'S PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION UNIT AT 269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG (TEL. 5-724383) BEFORE SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FORM.

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SCHOOLS RECEIVING TOO FEW APPLICATIONS FOR DISCRETIONARY PLACES MIGHT NOT BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE PRIMARY ONE CLASSES.

IN SUCH CASES, CHILDREN ALREADY ACCEPTED BY THESE SCHOOLS FOR DISCRETIONARY PLACES WILL HAVE TO BE SUBSEQUENTLY RE-ALLoCATED TO SOME OTHER SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE VACANCIES.

IF PARENTS DO NOT WISH TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE IN ANY PARTICULAR SCHOOL, THEY SHOULD RETURN THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM BETWEEN OCTOBER 10 AND 14 TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COLLECTION CENTRES FOR CENTRAL ALLOCATION BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:

1. LUI KEE EDUCATION SERVICES CENTRE

(269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, SECOND FLOOR, HONG KONG)

2. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON SUB-OFFICE

(KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, SIXTH FLOOR, YAU MA TEI, KOWLOON)

3. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE

(TO KWA WAN MARKET AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EIGHTH FLOOR, 165 MA TAU WAI ROAD, TO KWA WAN, KOWLOON)

4. SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (FIRST FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION, NT)

5. TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (TAI PO GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, TING KOK ROAD, TAI PO, NT)

6. TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NT)

7. TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (SECOND FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING,

1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN, NT)

8. YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (GROUND FLOOR, YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE BUILDING, 269 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG, NT) •

9. NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, CHEUNG WAH SUB-OFFICE, PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE

(UNIT 115, CHEUNG CHUNG HOUSE, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE, FANLING, NT)

PARENTS WHO WISH THEIR CHILDREN TO ATTEND PRIVATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS OR PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF THE ENGLISH SCHOOLS FOUNDATION ARE ADVISED TO APPLY TO THESE SCHOOLS DIRECT AS IN THE PAST SINCE THEY ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION SYSTEM.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1988

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HOME SECURITY SEMINAR FOR SOUTHERN RESIDENTS

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A HOME SECURITY SEMINAR WILL BE HELD IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT TOMORROW (TUESDAY) EVENING AT THE LEI TUNG COMMUNITY HALL, LEI TUNG ESTATE, AP LEI CHAU, TO LAUNCH PHASE VI OF THE DISTRICT’S NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME.

THE POLICE ASSISTANT REGIONAL CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER (HONG KONG ISLAND), MR SIU PING-MING, WILL GIVE A TALK ON THE MEASURES TO BE TAKEN AT HOMES TO PREVENT BURGLARIES AND SWINDLES, AS WELL AS THE PROPER WAY TO STORE DANGEROUS GOODS.

HE WILL, IN PARTICULAR, REFER TO THE CRIME PREVENTION MEASURES FOR PUBLIC HOUSING HOUSEHOLDS.

BEFORE THE SEMINAR, A CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 8 PM TO PRESENT TROPHIES TO REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FOUR MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS WHICH ARE TAKING PART IN THE PHASE VI NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME.

UNDER THE SCHEME, THE RESIDENTS OF THE FOUR BUILDINGS, NAMELY WAH TAI HOUSE IN WAH FU, YIP FAT HOUSE IN WONG CHUK HANG, TUNG PING HOUSE IN AP LEI CHAU AND ISLAND BUILDING IN ABERDEEN, KEEP CLOSE WATCH IN THEIR NEIGHBOURHOOD AND REPORT ANY SUSPECT ACTIVITIES TO THE POLICE.

AT THE CEREMONY, TWO CIVIC-MINDED CITIZENS, MR LI FONG-CHUNG AND MR YU TONG, WILL RECEIVE THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME AWARDS FOR THEIR BRAVE ACTS IN HELPING THE POLICE IN ARRESTING CRIMINALS.

THE SCHEME AND THE SEMINAR ARE ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE.

OFFICIATING AT THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF THE PHASE VI SCHEME WILL BE THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS MAUREEN CHAN; POLICE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR I.J. STEVENSON; POLICE ABERDEEN DIVISIONAL COMMANDER, MR F. MURTHY; CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR KAN MAN-LEE; AND CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR POON SHUN-KWOK.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE FUNCTION WHICH WILL ALSO INCLUDE A GATHERING FOR RESIDENTS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON SECURITY ISSUES IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME PHASE VI LAUNCHING CEREMONY AND HOME SECURITY SEMINAR TO BEGIN AT 8 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE LEI TUNG COMMUNITY HALL, LEI TUNG ESTATE, AP LEI CHAU.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT REMINDED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT A SERIES OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN THE AREA AND TO REDUCE THE CONFLICT BETWEEN PEDESTRIANS AND VEHICLES.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS, THE SECTION OF HOI YUEN ROAD BETWEEN SHING YIP STREET AND WAI YIP STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND, WHILE THE SECTION OF HOI YUEN ROAD BETWEEN SHING YIP STREET AND KWUN TONG ROAD WILL REMAIN TWO-WAY OPERATION.

KING YIP STREET BETWEEN HUNG TO ROAD AND HING YIP STREET, AND TSUN YIP STREET BETWEEN HUNG TO ROAD AND WAI YIP STREET WILL BECOME ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND. IN ADDITION, HUNG TO ROAD BETWEEN HOI YUEN ROAD AND KING YIP STREET WILL BE MADE ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF SHING YIP STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH HOI YUEN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A BUS-ONLY LANE. NO VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THIS ROAD SECTION AT ANY TIME OF THE DAY.

A'NUMBER OF RIGHT-TURN OR LEFT-TURN MOVEMENTS WILL BE BANNED ON HUNG TO ROAD, HING YIP STREET, SHING YIP STREET, CHA KWO LING ROAD, WAI YIP STREET AND KING YIP STREET.

AS A RESULT, MOTORISTS ON HUNG TO ROAD EASTBOUND HEADING FOR TSUN YIP STREET BETWEEN HUNG TO ROAD AND WAI YIP STREET WILL BE DIVERTED VIA HOI YUEN ROAD SOUTHBOUND, WAI YIP STREET EASTBOUND, KEI YIP STREET SOUTHBOUND, HOI BUN ROAD EASTBOUND AND TSUN YIP STREET NORTHBOUND.

AS FOR THOSE HEADING FOR HOI YUEN ROAD BETWEEN SHING YIP STREET AND HUNG TO ROAD, THEY WILL TRAVEL ALONG KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND, SHING YIP STREET WESTBOUND AND HOI YUEN ROAD SOUTHBOUND.

MOTORISTS ON WAI YIP STREET EASTBOUND HEADING FOR KWUN TONG ROAD WILL HAVE TO GO VIA KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND, YAU SHING STREET, CHA KWO LING ROAD, LEI YUE MUN ROAD AND KWUN TONG ROAD WESTBOUND.

THOSE ON HING YIP STREET EASTBOUND HEADING FOR KING YIP STREET BETWEEN HING YIP STREET AND HUNG TO ROAD WILL HAVE TO USE KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND, SHING YIP STREET WESTBOUND, HOI YUEN ROAD SOUTHBOUND, HUNG TO ROAD EASTBOUND AND KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND.

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NORTHBOUND VEHICLES ON KING YIP STREET WILL TRAVEL ALONG SHING YIP STREET WESTBOUND, HOI YUEN ROAD SOUTHBOUND AND HUNG TO ROAD EASTBOUND ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO HUNG TO ROAD BETWEEN KING YIP STREET AND HOI YUEN ROAD. ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO KWUN TONG ROAD, THEY WILL USE YAU SHING STREET, CHA KWO LING ROAD, LEI YUE MUN ROAD AND KWUN TONG ROAD.

VEHICLES ON CHA KWO LING ROAD NORTHBOUND HEADING FOR YAU TONG WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE VIA CHA KWO LING ROAD EASTBOUND, YAU TONG ROAD AND LEI YUE MUN ROAD.

AT THE SAME TIME, ROUTEINGS OF A NUMBER OF GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES AND KMB ROUTES WILL BE DIVERTED. THESE INCLUDE GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES NO. 23, 23A AND 36, AND KMB ROUTES NO. 5K, 1 ID, 13B, 13C, 13E, 14B, 15A, 15B, 25, 28A, 40, 74A, 74X, 80, 89A, 93A AND 889.

THE EXISTING GREEN MINIBUS STOPS AT HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND WILL BE REPLACED BY A NEW ONE ON KING YIP STREET OUTSIDE HOUSE NO. 55.

THE BUS STOPS ON HOI YUEN ROAD NORTHBOUND OUTSIDE HOUSE NO. 47, 55, 61 AND 79 WILL BE MOVED TO KING YIP STREET NORTHBOUND OUTSIDE HOUSE NO. 11, 49, 57 AND 59 AND TO SHING YIP STREET WESTBOUND OUTSIDE HOUSE NO. 10.

SECTIONS OF SHING YIP STREET, KING YIP STREET, HOI YUEN ROAD, WAI YIP STREET AND HUNG TO ROAD WILL BE MADE URBAN CLEARWAYS.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE ERECTED TO INDICATE THE EXTENT OF SUCH RESTRICTIONS AND THEIR HOURS OF OPERATION.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH OUT FOR SUCH GUIDANCE AND NOT TO STOP WITHIN THE URBAN CLEARWAYS FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS DURING THE RESTRICTED PERIOD.

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FAMILIES WISHING TO ENJOY THE PLEASURE- OF CAMPING AT HONG KONG’S FIRST URBAN HOLIDAY VILLAGE ARE TODAY (MONDAY) REMINDED TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR JOINING THE ANTI-NARCOTICS FAMILY CAMP BEFORE THE DEADLINE ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 29).

ORGANISED BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, THE CAMP, WHICH WILL LAUNCH A WIDE RANGE OF THE ANTI-DRUG WEEK EVENTS IN THE THIRD WEEK OF OCTOBER, WILL BE HELD AT THE RECENTLY-OPENED LEI YUE MUN PARK HOLIDAY VILLAGE IN CHAI WAN ON OCTOBER 15 AND 16.

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ABOUT 150 FAMILIES, WITH A TOTAL OF ABOUT 440 PARENTS AND CHILDREN, WILL TAKE PART IN THE CAMP.

A MIXED AND BALANCED PROGRAMME, PROVIDING A GREAT VARIETY OF INDOOR AND OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, WILL BE DESIGNED TO ENHANCE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AMONGST THE PARTICIPANTS AND TO HELP THEM BUILD UP A HEALTHY AND HAPPY FAMILY LIFE.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE VARIOUS BALL GAMES, ARCHERY, ROPE COURSE AND GAMES FOR CHILDREN.

AMONG OTHER FACILITIES ARE A CHILDREN’S PLAY HOUSE AND AN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE WITH ROOMS SPECIALLY FURNISHED FOR ARCHERY, DANCING, FITNESS, TABLE TENNIS, LAWN BOWLS, AMERICAN POOL, CHINESE BILLIARDS AND FOOTBALL GAMES MACHINES.

IN ADDITION, A SCOUT EQUIPMENT DEMONSTRATION, A DISCO NIGHT, AN ANTI-DRUG EXHIBITION AND A TELEMATCH GAME WILL ALL ADD FUN TO THE EVENT.

THE TRANQUIL AND PLEASANT ENVIRONMENT OF THE CAMP SITE, TOGETHER WITH ITS SPECTACULAR VIEW OVER LEI YUE MUN, ARE OTHER MAIN ATTRACTIONS OF THE HOLIDAY VILLAGE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NARCOTICS DIVISION SAID APPLICATION FORMS, TOGETHER WITH DETAILS FOR THE CAMP, ARE NOW OBTAINABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND SUB-OFFICES AND AT THE NARCOTICS DIVISION, 23RD FLOOR, QUEENSWAY GOVENMENT OFFICES, CENTRAL.

"A BALLOT TO DECIDE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 4 AND RESULTS OF THE BALLOT WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OCTOBER 6," HE ADDED.

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MUSICAL FAMILY COMPETITION

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RESIDENTS OF THE 19 DISTRICTS *ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PARI IN A LARGE SCALE ’FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION MUISIC COMPETITION’ TO PROMOTE MUSIC AT HOME AND TO IMPROVE FAMILY RELATIONSHIP.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE AND THE WORKING GROUP ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN, THE COMPETITION IS AIMED ARE ENCOURAGING MUSIC PLAYING AT HOME AND AMONGST FAMILY MEMBERS WITH A VIEW TO PROMOTING THE FAMILY AS A BASIC SOCIAL UNIT.

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"IT IS ALSO HOPED THAT A MORE HARMONIOUS FAMILY RELATIONSHIP CAN BE ESTABLISHED THROUGH MUSIC," A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MUSIC OFFICE SAID.

"THE COMPETITION WILL BE OPENED TO ANY GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH FAMILY RELATIONSHIP SUCH AS PARENTS AND CHILDREN OR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. HOWEVER, THE LEADER OF THE GROUP MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE REPRESENTED DISTRICT WHERE THE ENTRY IS MADE," HE NOTED.

EACH PARTICIPATING TEAM WILL BE REQUIRED TO EXPRESS THE LOVE, UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT IN A HARMONIOUS FAMILY THROUGH A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE FOR A MAXIMUM PERFORMING TIME OF SIX MINUTES.

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER IN EACH OF THE 19 DISTRICTS. ENTRIES OF SATISFACTORY STANDARD WILL BE QUALIFIED TO ENTER THE PRELIMINARY CONTESTS TO BE HELD IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY IN 1989.

CHAMPIONS FROM THE 19 DISTRICTS WILL COMPETE FOR THE 'MOST MUSICAL FAMILY’ IN THE FINALS WHICH ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HELD IN THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS ON MARCH 24.

WINNERS OF VARIOUS DISTRICTS IN THE PRELIMINARY CONTESTS WILL BE GIVEN CASH PRIZES.

THE CHAMPION, THE FIRST RUNNERS-UP AND THE SECOND-RUNNERS IN THE FINALS WILL BE AWARDED WITH TROPHIES AND CASH PRIZES OF $5,000, $3,000 AND $1,000 RESPECTIVELY DONATED BY THE YAOHAN DEPARTMENT STORE WHICH SPONSORS THE COMPETITION.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE COMPETITION ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE, DISTRICT OFFICES AND YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICES OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES IS OCTOBER 29. FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON 0-4928127 OR 3-7226240.

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REMINDER ON LAW GOVERNING WORK INJURIES OUTSIDE HK * * * * ♦

EMPLOYERS ARE REMINDED TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THE PROVISIONS UNDER THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE COVERING WORKERS ENGAGED IN HONG KONG AND INJURED IN THE COURSE OF EMPLOYMENT OUTSIDE HONG KONG WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON OCTOBER 6.

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID IT WAS THEREFORE ESSENTIAL FOR EMPLOYERS TO INSURE FULLY AGAINST THEIR STATUTORY LIABILITY UNDER THE ORDINANCE AS WELL AS FOR DAMAGES UNDER COMMON LAW AWARDED BY A HONG KONG COURT.

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TO AVOID DOUBLE BENEFITS, HE ADDED, COMPENSATION PAID UNDER THE LAW OF THE COUNTRY WHERE A WORKER IS INJURED WILL BE OFFSET AGAINST COMPENSATION PAYABLE UNDER THE HONG KONG LAW.

AS A RESULT OF THE NEW PROVISIONS, AN EMPLOYER HAS TO REPORT ANY ACCIDENT CAUSING INJURY TO HIS EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE HONG KONG TO THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR IN A PRESCRIBED FORM (FORM 2) WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF ITS OCCURRENCE.

AN EMPLOYER WHO FAILS TO TAKE OUT INSURANCE POLICIES TO COVER HIS FULL LIABILITIES BOTH UNDER THE ORDINANCE AND UNDER COMMON LAW COMMITS AN OFFENCE AND IS LIABLE ON CONVICTION UPON INDICTMENT TO A FINE OF $50,000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR TWO YEARS, OR UPON SUMMARY CONVICTION TO A FINE OF $20,000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR ONE YEAR.

FAILURE TO REPORT AN ACCIDENT WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD ALSO CONSTITUTES AN OFFENCE AND THE OFFENDER IS LIABLE UPON CONVICTION TO A FINE OF $5,000.

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THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE POLLUTION PROBLEM IN THE RAMBLER CHANNEL LOCATED BETWEEN KWAI CHUNG AND TSING YI AND HANDLING OF SEWAGE IN KWAI TSING DISTRICT AT A MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO PUT FORWARD PROPOSALS ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE DISTRICT FOR CONSIDERATION BY RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

A NUMBER OF LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WILL BE DISCUSSED AND REPORTS WILL BE MADE ON PROGRESS OF MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES BEING ORGANISED.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, KWAI CHUNG.

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THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRANSPORT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE DRAFT OF THE DISTRICT’S PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR 1989-90 AT ITS MEETING WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 28).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER THE NEW PROCEDURES FOR PROCESSING COMPLAINTS ABOUT TAXIS AND THE PROPOSED TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME UPON THE CLOSURE OF TSING YI BRIDGE FOR IMPROVEMENT WORKS.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE GRASS-CUTTING PROGRAMME FOR 1988-89, WATER SUPPLY TO MA WAN AND THE PROGRESS REPORT: OF VARIOUS WORKING GROUPS.

IN ADDITION, THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO DISCUSS AN ISSUE TO BE RAISED BY A MEMBER. THIS INVOLVES PROBLEMS CONCERNING TUEN MJN ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD'S ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRANSPORT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 28) IN THE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM 01 THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, SECOND FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

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THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO SEVERAL MAJOR CAMPAIGNS IN THE YEAR 1988-89.

MEMBERS ARE BEING REQUESTED TO ALLOCATE $24,000 FOR THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN, $40,000 FOR A SURVEY ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE ELDERLY IN THE DISTRICT,%$ 16,720 FOR A SEMINAR AND AN EXHIBITION ON SEX EDUCATION, AND $15,000 FOR THE DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN.

THEY WILL ALSO BE ASKED TO ENDORSE THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY A VETTING TEAM IN RESPECT OF APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS FROM LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, KOWLOON.

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COMMUNITY WELFARE COMMITTEE TO MEET « » « »

AN INFORMATION PAPER ON HOME SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY WILL BE TABLED AT THE MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY WELFARE COMMITTEE OF THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE PAPER IS PREPARED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

THE WORKING GROUPS ON "FESTIVAL FOR THE ELDERLY", "STUDY ROC? FACILITIES IN SHAM SHUI PO" AND "IMPROVEMENT OF ACCOMMODATION OF SINGLETONS AND TWO-PERSON FAMILIES IN SHAM SHUI PO" WILL REPORT THEIR WORK PROGRESS TO THE COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD COMMUNITY WELFARE COMMITTEE MEETING TO BEGIN AT 2.15 PM AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE, 55 FAT TSEUNG STREET.

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MEET THE PUBLIC SCHEME ON COMMITTEE AGENDA

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MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD’S FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE PROGRESS OF THE BOARD’S MEET THE PUBLIC SCHEME AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE SCHEME, WHICH IS MANAGED BY THE COMMITTEE, HAS BERN OPERATING FOUR DAYS A WEEK SINCE MAY.

THE MEMBERS WILL LEARN OF THE NUMBER OF CASES HANDLED IN THE FIRST QUARTER, A BREAKDOWN OF THE NATURE OF THE CASES AND THEIR OUTCOME.

IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE A MID-YEAR REVIEW OF THE BOARD’S FINANCIAL SITUATION AND A QUARTERLY SUBSIDY FOR THE DISTRICT NEWSPAPER WILL BE CONSIDERED.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD’S FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26,

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WILLIAM HUI APPOINTED DISTRICT OFFICER (NORTH) ♦ ♦ » * ♦

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED THAT MR WILLIAM HUI CHI-WAI WILL TAKE UP THE POST OF DISTRICT OFFICER (NORTH) AS FROM SEPTEMBER 28 (WEDNESDAY).

MR HUI JOINED THE GOVERNMENT IN SEPTEMBER 1974 AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER II. HE ENTERED THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER GRADE IN AUGUST 1978 AND SERVED AS ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER (TUEN MUN) BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1980 AND DECEMBER 1983.

HE WAS PROMOTED TO SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN APRIL 1985 AND SUBSEQUENTLY TO STAFF GRADE C IN APRIL 1988. HIS LATEST APPOINTMENT WAS PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (ADMINISTRATION) AT TH^ MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR BUILDING REFUSE COLLECTION POINT

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A TWO-STOREY REFUSE COLLECTION POINT WILL BE BUILT AT TStMM WAN MARKET STREET, TSUEN WAN.

OCCUPYING A 300 SQUARE-METRE SITE, THE REFUSE COLLECTION POINT WILL ALSO ACCOMMODATE AN OFFICE AND A PUBLIC TOILET.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT.

THE DEADLINE FOR TENDERS IS NOON ON OCTOBER 7.

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TEMPORARY URBAN CLEARWAYS ON DES VOEUX ROAD WEST

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF DES VOEUX ROAD WEST ILL BECOME 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 29):

* THE NORTHERN KERBS)DE LANE OF EASTBOUND DES VOEUX ROAD WEST FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH KA ON STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

» THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WESTBOUND DES VOEUX ROAD WEST

FROM A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH

WATER STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 125 METRES WEST OF THE SAME

JUNCTION.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE Al,LOWED T< TOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED AREAS.

THESE MEASURES WILL LAST FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS TO FACILITATE CABLE-LAYING WORKS.

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ROAD CLOSURES

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MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN FROM

TO WATCH OUT FOR TEMPORARY ROAD WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 28).

CLOSURES

IN SHA TIN, TO FACILITATE THE ERECTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE, A SECTION OF SHA KOK STREET NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH KONG PUI STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DAILY FROM 1.30 AM TO 5.30 AM ON SEPTEMBER 28 AND 29.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR KONG PUI STREET WILL BE DIVERTED VIA SHA TIN WAI ROAD, TAI CHUNG KIU ROAD AND YUEN CHAU KOK ROAD.

IN TUEN MUN, THE THREE TRAFFIC LANES OF THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TUEN MUN ROAD AT TING KAU BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED ALTERNATIVELY BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 28 AND NOVEMBER 10.

AT LEAST TWO TRAFFIC LANES WILL BE MAINTAINED FOR EASTBOUND TRAFFIC THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD. MOTORISTS MAY USE THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE1NG VIA CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

THE MEASURE IS TO FACILITATE THE REPLACEMENT OF EXPANSION JOINTS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1988

CONTORTS PAGE NO.

LEGCO APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED .......................... 1

COMPELLING EVIDENCE THAT J.D. WORKS ................... 3

HK'S INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE WILL GROW SAYS LONDON COMMISSIONER ............................................ 4

HK SETS FREE TRADE EXAMPLE: SASI ...................... 6

NO AIDS CARRIER IN AUGUST ............................. 7

DAF UNVEILS VMO’S FIRST BANKING SERVICES............... 10

DIRECTIONAL SIGNS TO BE PUT UP IN LRT AREA............. 11

R & V PROCESSES RATEPAYERS' PROPOSALS.................. 11

INCLUSION OF SPOUSE IN BRITISH PASSPORTS TO BE DISCONTINUED 12

TSUEN WAN DB BY-ELECTION CmNDIDATES FORUM ............. 12

EMERGENCY TELEPHONES AT KWUN TONG BYPASS............... 13

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN KOWLOON, NT................. 13

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS EXHIBITION IN TSUEN WaN ........... 14

SUSPENSION OF WATER SUPPLY TO THREE DISTRICTS ......... 15

WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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LEGCO APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED * » » » »

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE GOVERNOR HAD APPOINTED THE FOLLOWING PERSONS AS MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FOR THE COMING SESSION:

MR RONALD ARCULLI, MR MARTIN BARROW, MR PAUL CHENG MING-FUN, MR DAVID CHEUNG CHI-KONG, MRS NELLIE FONG WONG KUT-MAN, MRS PEGGY LAM, MRS MIRIAM LAU KIN-YEE, MR LAU WAH-SUM, MR LAU WONG-FAT, MISS LEUNG WAI-TUNG AND MR JAMES TIEN.

THE APPOINTMENTS WILL RUN FROM THE DAY APPOINTED FOR THE FIRST SITTING OF THE NEW SESSION UNTIL THE NEXT DISSOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL.

THE GOVERNOR SAID HE WAS SURE THAT THE NEWLY APPOINTED MEMBERS, TAKEN FROM A WIDE RANGE OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, WOULD MAKE A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE WORK OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS.

BRIEF DETAILS OF EACH OF THE APPOINTEES ARE ATTACHED.

RONALD JOSEPH ARCULLI

AGED 49. A SOLICITOR. MEMBER OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND THE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE PANEL. PAST MEMBER OF TOWN PLANNING BOARD AND JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION.

MARTIN GILBERT BARROW

AGED 44. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF JARDINE PACIFIC REGIONAL BOARD, JARDINE MATHESON HOLDINGS LTD. CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION BOARD OF MANAGEMENT. MEMBER OF STANDING COMMITTEE ON DIRECTORATE SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE.

PAUL CHENG MING-FUN

AGED 51. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INCHCAPE PACIFIC LTD., AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

DAVID CHEUNG CHI-KONG

AGED 50. PRINCIPAL OF CARMEL SECONDARY SCHOOL. MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE CHINESE TEXTBOOKS COMMITTEE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE SUBSIDISED SECONDARY SCHOOLS COUNCILS.

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TUESDAY, SEPTH4BER 27, 1988

MRS NELLIE FONG WONG KUT-MAN

AGED 39. MEMBER OF THE URBAN COUNCIL. AN ACCOUNTANT AND PARTNER OF ARTHUR ANDERSON & CO. MEMBER OF THE WONG TAJ SIN DISTRICT BOARD, AND OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD.

MRS PEGGY LAM

AGED 60. CHAIRMAN OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD. FORMERLY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION. AN ADJUDICATOR OF THE IMMIGRATION TRIBUNAL, AND MEMBER OF THE POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE.

MRS MIRIAM LAU K1N-YEE

AGED 11. MEMBER OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL. A SOLICITOR. MEMBER OF THE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE.

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LAU WAH-SUM

AGED 60. AN ACCOUNTANT. MEMBER OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND THE EDUCATION COMMISSION. MEMBER OF THE INLAND REVENUE BOARD OF REVIEW.

LAU WONG-FAT

AGED 51. MEMBER OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL. PROPERTY DEVELOPER. CHAIRMAN OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD AND CHAIRMAN OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK.

MISS LEUNG WAI-TUNG

AGED 12. LECTURER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG. MEMBER OF THE HONG KONG AUTHORITY AND THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

GEOLOGY HOUS I NG

MR JAMES TIEN

AGED 41. MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MANHATTAN GARMENTS OF THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT BOARD. MEMBER OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL AND THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD.

LTD. MEMBER PRODUCTIVITY

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COMPELLING EVIDENCE THAT J.D. WORKS ♦ » ♦ r

THE MOST COMPELLING EVIDENCE THAT THE JOINT DECLARATION ON HONG KONG’S FUTURE IS WORKING IS THE TERRITORY’S ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE, THE DIRECTOR OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC AND TRADE OFFICE IN NEW YORK, KERRY MCGLYNN TOLD A CONNECTICUT AUDIENCE OF BUSINESSMEN AND TRADERS.

ADDRESSING THE WORLD AFFAIRS CENTER IN HARTFORD, THE STATE CAPITAL, MR MCGLYNN CITED DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS AND SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES IN PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN PLANT AND MACHINERY.

HE NOTED THAT AMONG THE MANY SIMILARITIES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CONNECTICUT WERE DEPENDENCE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE: CONNECTICUT'S EXPORTS \RE THE HIGHEST IN THE UNITED STATES ON A PER CAPITA BASIS, AMOUNTING TO US$35 MILLION TO HONG KONG ALONE.

THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, HE SAID. BOUGHT OVER $600 OF AMERICAN PRODUCTS PER CAPITA EACH YEAR -- ALMOST THREE TIMES AS MUCH AS THE JAPANESE AND FOUR TIMES THAT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.

AS A MEASURE OF THE WORKING LINKS, THE STATE'S GOVERNOR, WILLIAM A. O’NEILL HAD LED A CONNECTICUT TRADE DELEGATION TO CHINA, JAPAN AND HONG KONG LAST YEAR, AND ANOTHER STATE DELEGATION WOULD VISIT HONG KONG NEXT APRIL.

MR MCGLYNN SAID MANY CONNECTICUT COMPANIES -- SUCH AS COMBUSTION ENGINEERING, EMHART CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC AND PERKIN ELMER -- HAD CONTRIBUTED TO AND SHARED IN HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT.

"BUT PERHAPS MOST SIGNIFICANTLY, WE BOTH HAVE MAJOR FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE INTEREST. HARTFORD IS THE CAPITAL OF THE US INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND HONG KONG IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING FINANCIAL CENTRES.

’’MANY OF YOUR MAJOR INSTITUTIONS -- SUCH AS CIGNA, HARTFORD INSURANCE CORPORATION, PRUDENTIAL, CONNECTICUT MUTUAL LIFE AND BLUE (ROSS BLUE SHIELD -- ARE WELL ESTABLISHED THERE,." HE SAID.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE, MR MCGLYNN SAID MUCH PROGRESS IIAD BEEN MADE IN IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF THE JOINT DECLARATION, WHICH ENSURED AUTONOMY IN ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND MONETARY AFFAIRS.

"FOR EXAMPLE, HONG KONG HAS SIGNED AIR SERVICE AGREEMENTS WITH CANADA, SWITZERLAND AND THE NETHERLANDS AND IS NEGOTIATING A NUMBER OF OTHERS; HONG KONG HAS BECOME A SEPARATE CONTRACTING PARTY TO THE GATT AND A MEMBER OF THE CUSTOMS COOPERATION COUNCIL; AND AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED ON HONG KONG'S PARTICIPATION IN A DOZEN OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS.

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“THESE ARRANGEMENTS WILL LAST UNTIL AT LEAST THE YEAR 2047," HE SAID.

MR MCGLYNN NAMED THREE MAJOR FACTORS WHICH WILL ENHANCE HONG KONG’S ROLE AS AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CENTRE.

“FIRSTLY, ITS DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING AND SERVICE INDUSTRIES WILL UNDOUBTEDLY CONTINUE THEIR SWIFT MARCH UP-MARKET.

“SECONDLY, AS A REGIONAL FINANCIAL, COMMUNICATIONS AND MANAGEMENT CENTRE, HONG KONG WILL BENEFIT ENORMOUSLY FROM THE RAPID ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION AS A WHOLE.

“AND FINALLY, AND PERHAPS MOST SIGNIFICANTLY OF ALL, HONG KONG WILL ALSO BENEFIT ENORMOUSLY FROM CHINA’S DEVELOPMENT AS A MAJOR ECONOMIC POWER OVER THE COMING YEARS AND DECADES," MR MCGLYNN SAID.

CHINA AND HONG KONG WERE ALREADY EACH OTHERS LARGEST TRADING PARTNERS. HONG KONG’S CURRENT AND FUTURE IMPORTANCE TO CHINA, MR MCGLYNN SAID, SHOWED THAT THE SINO-BR1TISH DECLARATION WAS ALREADY WORKING WELL.

“IT IS WORKING IN A CONSTITUTIONAL SENSE IN THAT ITS PROVISIONS ARE BEING PROGRESSIVELY IMPLEMENTED IN A WAY WHICH WILL ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION IN 1997.

“AND THE JOINT DECLARATION AND THE CONFIDENCE WHICH IT HAS GENERATED IN HONG KONG’S FUTURE HAS PROVIDED THE BASIS FOR CONSISTENTLY HIGH RATES OF GROWTH AND LONG-TERM INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG’S ECONOMY,” HE ADDED.

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UK’S INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE WILL GROW SAYS LONDON COMMISSIONER t * * ♦ ♦

HONG KONG’S POTENTIAL AS A MARKET IN ITSELF AND AS A REGIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE WITH CHINA AND THE PACIFIC RIM WAS SPELT OUT TO LEADING BUSINESSMEN IN FINLAND AND SWEDEN BY THE HONG KONG COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE.

MR ALLEYNE, WHO ADDRESSED THE FINNISH HONG KONG SOCIETY YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AND THE SWEDISH HONG KONG SOCIETY TODAY (TUESDAY), DREW ATTENTION TO THE OPPORTUNITIES THE TERRITORY AFFORDED AND URGED BUSINESSMEN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM.

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THE THEME OF HIS TALK WAS "HONG KONG IN TRANSITION", IN WHICH MR ALLEYNE EXPLAINED THE TERRITORY'S DYNAMIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ITS SOCIAL PROGRESS, AND THE DEVELOPMENT IN HONG KONG'S RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA — BOTH ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL.

HE TOLD HIS AUDIENCE: "FOR THE FUTURE I SEE THE INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE OF HONG KONG AS A CENTRE OF TRADE, COMMUNICATION AND FINANCE CONTINUING TO GROW.

"AT THE SAME TIME, HONG KONG'S UNRIVALLED POSITION AS A GATEWAY TO CHINA WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN.

"THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF THE HONG KONG AND CHINESE ECONOMIES WILL BECOME GREATER, AND HONG KONG WILL INCREASINGLY BECOME A SERVICES CENTRE FOR CHINESE INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE; FOR THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION AS A WHOLE; AND FOR ALL OF US, THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CITY."

HE TOLD HIS AUDIENCE IN STOCKHOLM TODAY THAT TRADE BETWEEN THE TERRITORY AND SWEDEN HAD GROWN SUBSTANTIALLY.

LAST YEAR IT ROSE BY 45 PER CENT TO HK$4,251 MILLION COMPARED WITH 1986 AND HONG KONG, WHICH PRACTICED FREE TRADE WELCOMED SWEDISH GOODS AND WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEE AN INCREASE IN SWEDEN'S SHARE OF THE TERRITORY’S IMPORT MARKET.

"IN THE PAST, THE BALANCE OF THE TWO-WAY TRADE HAS BEEN IN HONG KONG’S FAVOUR, BUT THE GROWTH RATE OF SWEDISH EXPORTS TO HONG KONG HAS OUTPACED THE GROWTH RATE OF HONG KONG’S EXPORTS TO SWEDEN IN RECENT YEARS," MR ALLEYNE SAID.

SWEDEN HAD ALSO BECOME A MORE SIGNIFICANT RE-EXPORT MARKET FOR HONG KONG. BETWEEN 1985 AND LAST YEAR THE RE-EXPORT OF NON-HONG KONG ORIGIN MERCHANDISE SHOWED AN INCREASE OF ALMOST 400 PER CENT AT HKI699 MILLION.

"THIS IS A CLEAR INDICATION THAT HONG KONG HAD RE-EMERGED AS AN IMPORTANT TRANS-SHIPMENT CENTRE FOR OTHER COUNTRIES IN EAST ASIA," HE SAID.

MR ALLEYNE TOLD HIS AUDIENCES IN HELSINKI AND STOCKHOLM THAT HONG KONG HAD CHANGED AND "IS CONTINUING TO CHANGE IN THREE WAYS. IT HAS BECOME A TRADING AND FINANCIAL CENTRE OF INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE. ITS PEOPLE HAVE BECOME RICHER AND BETTER EDUCATED; THEY EXPECT MORE OUT OF LIFE.

"FINALLY, THE NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA HAS BROUGHT, ON THE ONE HAND, GREAT ECONOMIC BENEFITS AND, ON THE OTHER HAND, THE CHALLENGE OF 1997," HE SAID.

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HK SETS FREE TRADE EXAMPLE: SASI * » * »

HONG KONG’S SUCCESSFUL ECONOMY IS THE BEST EVIDENCE THAT FREE TRADE, AS OPPOSED TO PROTECTIONISM, IS THE WAY TO PROTECT ONE’S OWN BEST INTERESTS, THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

ADDRESSING THE CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN JAPAN, MR TSAO POINTED OUT THAT THERE WERE NO RESTRICTIONS OR OBSTACLES FOR JAPAN OR OTHER COUNTRIES WISHING TO SELL IN HONG KONG.

"JAPAN IS HONG KONG’S THIRD LARGEST TRADING PARTNER, ACCOUNTING FOR 12 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TOTAL EXTERNAL TRADE.

"IN TERMS OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, JAPAN IS HONG KONG’S FIFTH LARGET MARKET, TAKING UP ALMOST FIVE PER CENT OF OUR TOTAL DOMESTIC EXPORTS.

"ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN, IIONG KONG COINCIDENTALLY ALSO RANKS FIFTH AMONG JAPAN’S EXPORT MARKETS, TAKING UP ALMOST FOUR PER CENT OF JAPAN’S TOTAL EXPORTS," HE SAID, ADDING THAT JAPAN WAS HONG KONG’S SECOND LARGEST SUPPLIER AFTER CHINA, ACCOUNTING FOR 19 PER CENT OF OUR TOTAL IMPORTS.

"JAPAN IS OUR SECOND LARGEST FOREIGN INVESTOR AFTER THE UNITED STATES. IN TOTAL, SOME 134 JAPANESE FIRMS ARE REPRESENTED IN HONG KONG WITH INVESTMENTS TOTALLING SOME US$514 MILLION.

"THE FACTORS WHICH HAVE ATTRACTED THIS VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN US BY YOU AND OTHER COUNTRIES, INCLUDE OUR GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION, OUR HIGHLY DEVELOPED TRANSPORT AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINKS WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD, AN INDUSTRIOUS AND ADAPTABLE LABOUR FORCE, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL STABILITY AND A TRUSTWORTHY LEGAL SYSTEM," HE POINTED OUT.

MR TSAO ALSO SAID THAT HONG KONG HAD CONSOLIDATED ITS POSITION AS THE MAJOR ENTREPOT FOR CHINA.

"IN THE PAST TWO YEARS THERE HAS BEEN A RAPID GROWTH IN RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN - THEIR VALUE HAS GROWN BY 38 PER CENT EACH YEAR OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS.

"TO FACILITATE THIS TREND, THERE ARE PLANS FOR THE DOUBLE-TRACKING OF THE RAILWAY SYSTEM OF EASTERN CHINA FROM BEIJING TO HONG KONG, AND CONSTRUCTION IS IN PROGRESS ON A MOTORWAY FROM GUANGZHOU TO HONG KONG.

"THESE DEVELOPMENTS WILL ENHANCE HONG KONG’S SIGNIFICANCE AS AN ENTRY AND EXIT POINT FOR TRADE BETWEEN CHINA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD," HE SAID.

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IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT, MR TSAO SAID, HONG KONG’S TOTAL TRADE IN 1987 AMOUNTED TO US$35 BILLION AND HONG KONG WAS THE WORLD’S 14TH LARGEST TRADER.

"OUR WAGES NOW RANK AMONG THE HIGHEST IN EAST ASIA, AND OUR STANDARD OF LIVING IS SECOND ONLY TO THAT OF JAPAN.

"OUR CONTAINER PORT HAS OVERTAKEN ROTTERDAM AS THE LARGEST CONTAINER PORT IN TERMS OF THROUGHPUT.

"HONG KONG IS THE MAJOR COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE FOR THE FAR EAST AND RANKS TN THE TOP FOUR FINANCIAL CENTRES OF THE WORLD," HE SAID.

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NO AIDS CARRIER IN AUGUST » t » t

NO ONE IN HONG KONG WAS INFECTED BY THE AIDS (ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME) VIRUS IN AUGUST, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST STATISTICS PUBLISHED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY).

AT THE SAME TIME NO PATIENT WAS CONFIRMED TO BE SUFFERING FROM THE DEADLY DISEASE WITH THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES REMAINING AT 13 FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS.

THE LAST AIDS PATIENT WAS REPORTED IN MARCH THIS YEAR AND SO FAR ELEVEN OF THE PATIENTS HAD DIED.

RELEASING THE MONTHLY STATISTICS ON AIDS FOR AUGUST, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT 3,213 PERSONS WERE TESTED FOR THE HIV ANTIBODY LAST MONTH AND NONE WAS FOUND TO BE POSITIVE.

SINCE THE DEPARTMENT STARTED ITS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMME ON THE DISEASE IN 1985, A TOTAL OF 102,012 PERSONS HAD BEEN TESTED FOR THE AIDS ANTIBODY. OF THESE, 125 SHOWED POSITIVE RESULTS, INCLUDING THE 13 PATIENTS WHO DEVELOPED THE FULL-BLOWN SYMPTOMS.

MEANWHILE, THE HONG KONG RF.D CROSS BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE HAS ALSO CONDUCTED TESTS ON 451,092 SPECIMENS OF DONATED BLOOD SINCE 1985. OF THESE, SEVEN UNITS WERE FOUND TO BE POSITIVE.

THE AIDS COUNSELLING AND HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRE HAD ALSO RECEIVED 1,725 CALLS IN AUGUST, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CALLS TO 34,141 SINCE 1985.

PEOPLE WHO WISH TO MAKE USE OF THE COUNSELLING SERVICE CAN CONTACT HEALTH STAFF AT TELEPHONE NUMBER 3-7802211 FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY BETWEEN 8 AM AND 8 PM.

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Modioal ft Hoalth iMptirtanent

Virus Unit

April No. tested July 88 NoA* AS£ No. tested ,_88 No. ♦ve Td No. tested ;al No. +ve

Referrals from Govt. bosplUlO and clinics 6 002 33 235 0 6 237 33

K $ j>& fci Referrals frota private 1 662

practitioners and aubventod hospitals 29 15 0 1 677 29

Attendances at social hygiene clinics 87 716 11 2 768 0 90 b8U 11

Snwftcphlliacs ■<£/■*! v? ^4 •rtr!? 328 52 5 0 333 52

TV dru? ^buffers Referrals from Family 2 *?’. 0 166 0 2 6U0 0

Planning Association 135 f) h 0 139 0

d A .1

Health care personnel >)82 0 20 0 502 0

Total 98 799 125 3 213 0 102 012 125

This indicates the nunber of speounons and not persons aa t are repeated for cprtain individuals. . j

1 ,r* /} ?j|-

April 85 - July 88 Aug 88 Total

No. tested No. 4VQ No, tested No. *ve No. tested No. ♦ve

Hong Kong Red Croar. Blood Transfusion Service h38 773 7 12 319 0 *51 092 7

/Analysis of........

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Analyela of AIDS oaeea in Kong Kong as of as of

26.8.88 27.9.88

1. Total no. of caaoo 13 13

?. Total no. of deatha^JL^r11 11

3. Ri ak fac tor .1;

sexually acquired t/3$ 10 10

unknown • J , 3 3

13 13

U. Sox

male $ 12 12

female -fr 1 1

13 13

5. Age •ftfe it Adult *X4<. j3 13

6. Nationality

Chino a a 6 6

Non-Chlnwo’ljlt •$) 7 7

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DAF UNVEILS VMO’S FIRST BANKING SERVICES « ♦ » » »

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAWRENCE LEE, TODAY (TUESDAY) OPENED A "NEW CHAPTER" IN THE 42-YEAR HISTORY OF THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION (VMO) BY UNVEILING THE FIRST BANKING SERVICES FOR ITS MARKET TRADERS.

THE BANKING SERVICES WOULD BE OPERATED BY THE HONG KONG CHINESE BANK AT ITS NEWEST BRANCH OFFICE BUILT ON A SITE WITHIN THE CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET ALLOCATED BY THE VMO.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW BANK, DR LEE SAID THAT THIS "UNPRECEDENTED MOVE" WAS VERY DESIRABLE AND WOULD FURTHER IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE VMO MARKET.

THE CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET IS ONE OF THE MAJOR VEGETABLE MARKETS IN HONG KONG AND ITS BUSINESS TURNOVER HAS CONTINUED TO INCREASE.

THE VOLUME OF VEGETABLE MARKETED THROUGH THIS MARKET IN 1986/87 WAS 175,000 TONNES, VALUED AT ABOUT 405 MILLION DOLLARS. IN 1987/88, THE THROUGHPUT INCREASED TO 180,000 TONNES WITH A TOTAL VALUE OF 500 MILLION DOLLARS, REPRESENTING OVER 40 PERCENT OF THE LOCAL CONSUMPTION.

"AS THE ACCOUNTS FOR TRANSACTIONS OF THE MARKET INVOLVE GREAT AMOUNTS, IT IS DESIRABLE TO HAVE EXPERTISE TO HANDLE THE MONEY AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES," DR LEE SAID.

"IN ORDER TO MEET THE BUSINESS EXPANSION OF THE MARKET AND THE NEEDS OF MARKET TRADERS, THE VMO HAS THEREFORE ALLOCATED A SITE WITHIN THE MARKET FOR THE PROVISION OF A FULL RANGE OF COMPUTERISED BANKING SERVICES."

IN RECOGNITION OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS BY THE HONG KONG CHINESE BANK, DR LEE SAID: "THIS IS NOT ONLY AN EFFORT OF YOUR BANK TO EXPAND ITS BUSINESS, BUT ALSO A NEW CHAPTER IN THE WHOLESALE MARKETING OPERATIONS OF THE FISH AND VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION."

THE VMO WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1946 TO PROVIDE REGULAR AND EFFICIENT MARKETING SERVICE TO LOCAL FARMERS IN ORDER TO ASSIST THEM IN RESUMING PRODUCTION AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

THE ORGANISATION FIRST SET UP A WHOLESALE MARKET AT YAU MA TEI. AS BUSINESS GREW, SPACE BECAME INSUFFICIENT. A LARGER MARKET WAS SUBSEQUENTLY BUILT IN 1965 AT THE PRESENT CHEUNG SHA WAN SITE TO PROVIDE A BETTER VEGETABLE MARKETING SERVICE.

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DIRECTIONAL SIGNS TO BE PUT UP IN LRT AREA * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS DRAWN UP PLANS TO INSTALL MORE TRAFFIC SIGNS IN THE LRT AREA IN YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN TO GUIDE PEDESTRIANS AND MOTORISTS.

THE ACTING SENIOR ENGINEER OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, MR ANTHONY LOO, SAID THAT DIRECTIONAL SIGNS FOR PEDESTRIANS WOULD BE PUT UP AT THE TUEN MUN FERRY PIER INTERCHANGE SHORTLY.

YELLOW MARKINGS WOULD ALSO BE PAINTED AT THE BUS BAYS AT THIS INTERCHANGE TO FACILITATE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING BETWEEN BUS PLATFORMS.

ALSO AT TUEN MUN FERRY PIER, SIGNS DIRECTING MOTORISTS TO DRIVE INTO THE INTERCHANGE WILL BE ERECTED WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

IN YUEN LONG, PLANS ARE BEING DRAWN UP TO WIDEN THE CENTRAL REFUGE ISLAND AT A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AT THE JUNCTION BETWEEN TAI TONG ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

THIS MORNING MR LOO AND TWO OTHER ENGINEERS WENT TO INSPECT A NUMBER OF BUSY JUNCTIONS IN PUT TO ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD WHERE THERE ARE LRT CROSSINGS.

MR LOO SAID THAT ADVANCE WARNING SIGNS WOULD BE PUT UP NEAR MAJOR JUNCTIONS TO ADVISE MOTORISTS TO BE ON THE ALERT FOR THE LRT JUNCTIONS AHEAD.

R & V PROCESSES RATEPAYERS’ PROPOSALS t » t * t

THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT HAS NOW DEALT WITH ALL PROPOSALS RECEIVED IN MARCH THIS YEAR OBJECTING TO THE NEW RATEABLE VALUES WHICH CAME INTO FORCE ON APRIL 1, 1988.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT URGED ANY RATEPAYER WHO HAS NOT YET RECEIVED A NOTICE OF DECISION IN RESPONSE TO HIS PROPOSAL, TO IMMEDIATELY CONTACT MR YEUNG CHE-KEUNG OF THE DEPARTMENT ON TEL. 5-8957629.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT IF THE RATEABLE VALUE HAS BEEN ALTERED AS A RESULT OF THE PROPOSAL, THE AMENDMENT TO THE RATEABLE VALUE AND THE ADJUSTMENT TO THE RATES PAYABLE WILL BE EFFECTIVE FROM APRIL 1, 1988.

HOWEVER, FOR OPERATIONAL REASONS, THE APPROPRIATE ADJUSTMENT WILL BE MADE IN THE DEMAND FOR RATES FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1989.

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INCLUSION OF SPOUSE IN BRITISH PASSPORTS TO BE DISCONTINUED *****

THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT IT WILL NO LONGER BE POSSIBLE TO INCLUDE A SPOUSE IN A BRITISH PASSPORT WITH EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 1, 1988.

HOWEVER, THIS NEW PRACTICE WILL NOT AFFECT CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE, WHO MAY STILL BE INCLUDED IN, ADDED TO OR DELETED FROM A PARENT’S PASSPORT.

"HONG KONG HAS THE SAME PROCEDURES FOR ISSUING PASSPORTS AS THE UNITED KINGDOM AND BRITISH OVERSEAS POSTS; THEREFORE IT IS NECESSARY FOR US TO ADOPT THIS NEW PRACTICE WHICH IS APPLIED WORLD-WIDE," A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

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TSUEN WAN DB BY-ELECTION CANDIDATES FORUM *****

THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL ORGANISE A FORUM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) TO INTRODUCE TWO CANDIDATES CONTESTING THE DISTRICT BOARD SEAT IN THE TSUEN WAN EAST (NORTH) CONSTITUENCY.

THE FORUM IS SCHEDULED FOR 8 PM IN THE SHEK WAI KOK COMMUNITY HALL, AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

THE TWO CANDIDATES ARE MR LAW KAM-SING AND MR YEUNG FUK-KWONG. THEY WILL PRESENT THEIR PLATFORMS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR AT THE FORUM.

THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS HELEN TANG, WILL BE THE MODERATOR OF THE FORUM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD BY-ELECTION FORUM TO BEGIN AT 8 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) IN THE SHEK WAI KOK COMMUNITY HALL, SHEK WAI KOK ESTATE, TSUEN WAN.

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EMERGENCY TELEPHONES AT KWUN TONG BYPASS

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ELEVEN SETS OF EMERGENCY TELEPHONES WILL BE INSTALLED AT CONVENIENT ROADSIDE LOCATIONS OF THE KWUN TONG BYPASS PHASE I, SO THAT DRIVERS REQUIRING EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE POLICE.

THE TELEPHONES WILL BE LINKED UP DIRECTLY TO THE CENTRAL EQUIPMENT OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE KOWLOON REGIONAL COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTRE AT ARGYLE STREET.

THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF THE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO COMMENCE IN DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN JULY NEXT YEAR. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS NOON ON OCTOBER 21.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN KOWLOON, NT

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MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO WATCH OUT FOR TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN MONG KOK, TSUEN WAN AND SHEUNG SHUI FROM THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 29).

IN MONG KOK, TO FACILITATE EMERGENCY REPAIRS OF GATE VALVE FOR SALT WATER SUPPLY IN SHANTUNG STREET, THE SECTION OF SHANTUNG STREET BETWEEN KAM LAM STREET AND FERRY STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY TO 10 AM ON OCTOBER 2 (SUNDAY).

MOTORISTS ON SHANTUNG STREET HEADING FOR FERRY STREET WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL VIA KAM LAM STREET, SOY STREET*, RECLAMATION STREET, ARGYLE STREET AND FERRY STREET.

IN TUSEN WAN, A 100-METRE LONG OF THE WESTBOUND FAST LANE AND CENTRE LANE OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR TAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9 PM TO 11 PM ON THURSDAY, AND FROM 9 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY ON SEPTEMBER 30 (FRIDAY) AND OCTOBER 1.

THE MEASURE WILL FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORK.

/IN SHEUNG SHUI,

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 ♦ 19^8

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IN SHEUNG SHUI, THE NORTHBOUND SLIP ROAD LINKING TAI PO ROAD FANLING (FANLING BYPASS) AND SHEUNG SHUI ROUNDABOUT WILL ALSO CLOSED FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FROM 9 PM TO 4 AM THE NEXT MORNING.

MOTORISTS ON TAI PO ROAD FANLING HEADING FOR YUEN LONG MAY DIVERT VIA KEI LENG ELEVATED ROUNDABOUT, ROAD D3, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND PO SHEK WU ROAD TO REJOIN SHEUNG SHUI ROUNDABOUT.

AT THE SAME TIME, KMB ROUTE NO. 78K WILL HAVE TO OPERATE VIA ROAD D3, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, PO SHEK WU ROAD, HEUNG CHING ROAD AND SAN FUNG AVENUE.

MEANWHILE, FROM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE NO* 25K (TAI PO KCR STATION TO NG TUNG CHAI) WILL CANCEL ITS SECTION FARE FOR JOURNEYS BETWEEN TAI PO MARKET AND NG TUNG CHAI.

PASSENGERS TRAVELLING BETWEEN TAI PO MARKET AND NG TUNG CHAI WILL HAVE TO PAY THE FULL FARE OF $2.

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS EXHIBITION IN TSUEN WAN

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A LARGE-SCALE EXHIBITION OF CHINESE AND WESTERN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, WILL BE HELD AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL EXHIBTION GALLERY BETWEEN SATURDAY (OCTOBER 1) AND OCTOBER 4.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MUSIC OFFICE SAID THE AIM WAS TO FOSTER PUBLIC INTEREST IN MUSIC.

’’BESIDES REAL INSTRUMENTS, ILLUSTRATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH INSTRUMENT WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE VENUE,” HE SAID.

’’MUSICIANS FROM THE MUSIC OFFICE WILL ALSO BE AT THE VENUE TO DEMONSTRATE PLAYING TECHNIQUES AND TO EXPLAIN THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF EACH KIND OF INSTRUMENT.”

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN FROM 1 PM TO 6 PM ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AND FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM ON OCTOBER 3 AND 4. ADMISSION IS FREE.

FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED BY TELEPHONING 0-4928127.

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SUSPENSION OF WATER SUPPLY TO THREE DISTRICTS < * * »

FRESH AND SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THREE DISTRICTS WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR WATER WORKS LATER THIS WEEK.

IN SHAM SHUI PO, FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO PREMISES IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY YEN CHOW STREET, LAI CHI KOK ROAD, NAM CHEONG STREET AND HOI TAN STREET WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO 8 AM THE NEXT DAY. '

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO ALL PREMISES IN TSING YI ISLAND AREAS WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

IN NGAU TAU KOK, FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO PREMISES AT NO. 75 - 81 KUNG LOK ROAD AND BLOCK NO. 1 - 12 UPPER NGAU TAU KOK ESTATE WILL BE CUT OFF FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * t *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM STOOD AT 44.9 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 263.414 MILLION

TODAY (TUESDAY) CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 429.045 CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 73.2 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

MILLION

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-8428777

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1988

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

76 MORE BOAT PEOPLE SEEK REPATRIATION ...................... 1

HONG KONG IS RECOGNISED AS IMPORTANT MARKET ................ 1

HONG KONG’S FUTURE: STEPPING INTO THE 9O'S - SASI........... 3

FIRST CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED ............................... 4

RECORD NUMBER OF STUDENTS TAKES PART IN CAREERS QUIZ ....... 4

HALF MILLION YOUNGSTERS TO LEARN ROAD SAFETY ............... 5

TRAINING CENTRE SCOUTS "BEAT RETREAT" ...................... 7

NIGHT MEETINGS FOR DB TO BE DISCUSSED....................... 8

TAXI SERVICE TO BE EXAMINED ................................ 9

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WESTERN DISTRICT ......... 9

SPECIAL ARTICLE ON INDEXES OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION ........ 10

"NO-ENTRY" BAN, GREEN MINIBUS FARE ADJUSTMENTS.............. 11

FRESH AND SALT WaTER CUTS IN KOWLOON ....................... 11

WEDNESDAY, SEP II It’ll' 28. 1988

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76 MORE BOAT PEOPLE SEEK REPATRIATION t t t ♦ *

ANOTHER 76 VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE. WHO ARRIVED IN HONG KONG AFTER JUNE Hi THIS YEAR, HAVE REQUESTED VOLUNTARY RFI’YTR I YTION TO VIETNAM SINCE MID-SEPTEMBER.

"THIS BRINGS TO 251 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME AFTER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCREENING POLICY AND WHO HAVE ASKED TO BE SENT BACK," A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SAID.

"IN THE FIRST HALF OF SEPTEMBER, THERE WERE SOME 80 SIMILAR REQUESTS," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

"LAST MONTH, 69 SUCH REQUESTS WERE RECEIVED.

"OF HIE LATEST 76 REQUESTS, MOST HAVE COME FROM VIETNAMESE BOAT PEOPLE STAYING IN Till' HEI LING CHAU DETENTION CENTRE AND SOME OTHERS FROM IDE ERSKINE TEMPORARY HOLDING CENTRE.

"THEIR DETAILS HAVE BEEN PASSED TO THE UNHCR FOR PROCESSING.

EARLIER THIS YEAR. THE GOVERNMENT ALSO PASSED TO THE UNHCR HIE NAMES OF 16 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, WHO ARRIVED IN HONG KONG BEFORE JUNE I6 AND HAVE ASKED FOR VOLUNTARY' REPATRIATION.

SINCE 1978. A TOTAL OF 26 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES HAVE VOLUNTARILY RETURNED TO VIETNAM.

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HONG KONG IS RECOGNISED AS IMPORTANT MARKET « ♦ » » ♦

AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN WERE INCREASINGLY RECOGNISING THE IMPORTANCE OF HONG KONG AS A MARKET IN ITS OWN RIGHT, AS A SPRINGBOARD INTO CHINA, AND FOR ITS IDEAL LOCATION Al HIE CE.NIRE OE THE ASIA-PACIFIC -- A REGION OF DYNAMIC GROWTH, THE MINISTER AT THE HONG KONG ECONOMIC AND TRADE OFFICE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., MR PETER LO SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY),

HOWEVER, MANY SECTORS OF THE HONG KONG MARKET REMAINED VIRTUALLY UNTAPPED DESPITE: A 31 PER CENT INCREASE IN U.S. EXPORTS TO THE TERRITORY IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF I988. MR LO SAID.

/MR IO

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MR LO WAS ADDRESSING AN EXPORT SEMINAR "OPPORTUNITIIS IN HONG KONG" ARRANGED BY THE WORLD I P WE CENTRE INSTITUTE OE DELAWARE AND THE DELAWARE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE.

REFLECTING THE FA< T THAT OPPORTUNITIES WERE BEING MISSED, MR LO SAID ALTHOUGH HONG KONG WAS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST IMPORTERS OF TEXTILES FABRICS, BUYING NEARLY US$5 BILLION WORTH LAST YEAR, THE U.S. SHARE OF TH IS LUCRATIVE BUSINESS WAS ESTIMATED TO BE LESS THEN ONE PER CENT.

OTHER U.S. EXPORTERS WERE DOING BETTER, MR LO SAID. NOTING THAT PER CAPITA IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. LAST YEAR AMOUNTED TO US$621. SUBSTANTIALLY MORE THAN THE EEC (US$179), JAPAN (US$221) OR TAIWAN (US$362).

FURTHER, IN 1987, HONG KONG WAS THE LARGEST MARKET IN HIE WORLD FOR U.S. GINSENG (US$11M) AND CUT DIAMONDS (US$I48M) AND THE THIRD LARGEST FOR U.S. CIGARETTES‘(USS262M) AND ORANGES (USS18M), HE ADDED.

THE ATTRACTIONS OF HONG KONG AS A MARKET WOULD CONTINUE BEYOND 1997, MR LO SAID.

HE SAID THE JOINT DECLARATION WAS BEING IMPLEMENTED FAITHFULLY AND THE FOUNDATIONS FOR CONTINUING PROSPERITY IN THE NEXT CENTURY WERE BEING LAID SUCH AS STRONG LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS BY FOREIGN AS WELL AS LOCAL BUSINESS, AND AMBITIOUS INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECTS BY PRIVATE INTERESTS AS WELL AS GOVERNMENT.

"THE CONTINUING IMPORTANCE AND DYNAMISM OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION, AND THE POTENTIAL OE CHINA, PROVIDE A SOLID BASIS FOR THE CONTINUING PROSPERITY OF HONG KONG," HE SAID.

THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL’S SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE AMERICAS, MR ANDREW MA ALSO SPOKE ABOUT TRADE OPPORTUNITIES IN HONG KONG.

BEFORE THE SEMINAR, MR LO HAD A MEETING WITH SENATOR WILLIAM V. ROTH (REPUBLICAN) OF DELAWARE.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1988

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HONG KONG’S FUTURE: STEPPING INTO THE 90’S - SAS1

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POLITICAL PUNDITS HAVE OFTEN TAKEN DELIGHT IN FORECASTING HONG KONG’S DOWNFALL BUT HAVE FREQUENTLY BEEN PROVED WRONG ABOUT ITS ABILITY TO WEATHER CRISES.

THIS WAS SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, WHILST GIVING A TALK ON “HONG KONG’S FUTURE: STEPPING INTO THE 9O’S“ TO THE JAPAN-HONG KONG SOCIETY IN TOKYO, JAPAN.

MR TSAO SAID: "ANY PESSIMISTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG FAILS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CLEAR COMMITMENT BY BOTH THE BRITISH AND CHINESE GOVERNMENTS TO ENSURE THAT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH IS BOTH CONDUCIVE TO A VITAL AND DYNAMIC ECONOMY AND TO A STEADY AND CONTINUING IMPROVEMENT IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE."

SPEAKING OF HOW PRESENT INDICATORS PROVIDED STRONG GROUNDS FOR

FUTURE OPTIMISM, HE SAID OVERSEAS VISITORS WERE CONSTANTLY AMAZED BY

THE VIBRANCY OF THE REAL HONG KONG WHICH WAS SO MUCH AT ODDS WITH WHAT PROPHETS OF DOOM AND INACCURATE MEDIA REPORTING WOULD HAVE THEM

BELIEVE.

“I THINK IT WOULD NOT BE INACCURATE TO SAY THAT FOREIGN COMPANIES ARE FALLING OVER THEMSELVES TO COMPETE IN TENDERING FOR MAJOR CAPITAL WORKS PROJECTS IN HONG KONG," HE SAID.

“THE SECOND HARBOUR CROSSING. A ROAD AND RAIL TUNNEL, IS BEING CONSTRUCTED AND WILL BE OPERATED BY A PRIVATE CONSORTIUM.

“THE HARBOUR CROSSING’S PAY-BACK PERIOD EXTENDS WELL INTO THE NEXT CENTURY, AND THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE INVESTORS HAVE NO FEARS FOR THE FUTURE OF THEIR ENDEAVOURS."

CITING ANOTHER EXAMPLE, MR TSAO POINTED OUT THAT A LOCAL COMPANY HAD PAID HKS1.39 BILLION FOR THE RIGHT TO DEVELOP FURTHER THE CONTAINER PORT.

"I MYSELF ANNOUNCED A TENDER LAST MONDAY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM IN HONG KONG. THE INVESTMENT WILL BE IN THE ORDER OF HK$3 - 4 BILLION," HE ADDED.

SEEING HONG KONG’S PATH THROUGH THE 90’S AND BEYOND. MR TSAO SAID THAT HONG KONG WOULD REMAIN, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AN INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE WITH A FREE PORT AND A SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY.

"ITS FREELY CONVERTIBLE CURRENCY, THE HONG KONG DOLLAR, WILL BE RETAINED - UNTOUCHED BY FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROLS," HE SAID.

"INVESTMENTS WILL BE PROTECTED BY LAW AS THEY ARE NOW AND HONG KONG’S JUDICIAL SYSTEM WILL BE ALLOWED TO MAINTAIN ITS INDEPENDENCE .

"THERE MUST BE FEW COMMUNITIES ANYWHERE WHICH HAVE SUCH GUARANTEES Ob CONTINUITY INTO THE MIDDLE Ol THE NEXT CENTURY."

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FIRST CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED ♦ lit

A 75-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) CONFIRMED TO BE SUFFERING FROM CHOLERA - THE FIRST CASE REPORTED SO FAR THIS YEAR.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY), A MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE MAN WAS A LOCAL RESIDENT WHO RETURNED TO HONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 14 AFTER TRIP TO MACAU. THE MAN HAD ABDOMINAL PAIN AND DIARRHOEA FOUR DAYS LATER.

THE VICTIM ATTENDED THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OF THE TANG SHIP KIN HOSPITAL ON SEPTEMBER 19 AND WAS TRANSFERRED TO QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS ADMITTED.

YESTERDAY'S LABORATORY RESULTS ON THE MAN'S STOOL CONFIRMED THAT HE WAS SUFFERING FROM CHOLERA EL TOR. HE WAS REFERRED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL WHERE HIS CONDITION WAS TODAY DESCRIBED BY THE ATTENDING DOCTOR AS SATISFACTORY.

MEANWHILE, HEALTH STAFF FROM THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAD VISITED THE VICTIM'S HOME IN WAN CHAI. THE FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE VICTIM WERE GIVEN MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND THEIR PREMISES WAS DISINFECTED.

THE CASE WAS CLASSIFIED AS AN IMPORTED CASE SINCE THE MAN HAD TRAVELLED OUTSIDE HONG KONG, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

LAST YEAR, A TOTAL OF FOUR CHOLERA CASES WERE REPORTED IN THE TERRITORY.

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RECORD NUMBER OF STUDENTS TAKES PART IN CAREERS QUIZ I I I I I

A RECORD NUMBER OF 115,000 FORM 3 TO FORM 5.STUDENTS FROM 250 SECONDARY SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY WILL BE COMPETING IN THE 7TH CAREERS QUIZ ORGANISED BY THE CAREERS ADVISORY SERVICE OF Till LABOUR DEPARTMENT NEXT MONTH.

THIS COMPARES WITH 110.000 STUDENTS FROM 240 SCHOOLS WHO TOOK PART IN THE EVENT LAST YEAR.

THE QUIZ WHICH STARTS ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 3), WILL LAST FOR EIGHT DAYS. IT IS AIMED AT AROUSING THE AWARENESS OF STUDENTS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING CAREERS AS WELL AS ENCOURAGING THEM TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH INTO CAREERS AND FURTHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES.

/PARTICIPATING STUDENTS........

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PARTICIPATING STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO FILL IN A QUESTIONNAIRE CONTAINING 50 MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS.

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"THESE QUESTIONS RELATE TO CAREERS INFORMATION, VOCATIONAL TRAINING, FURTHER STUDIES AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE REGARDING EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION IN HONG KONG," A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS, THE THREE SCHOOLS WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE MARKS IN EACH FORM WILL BE PRESENTED WITH TROPHIES.

THE FIRST THREE STUDENTS SCORING THE HIGHEST MARKS IN THE WHOLE CONTEST WILL EACH BE AWARDED A PANASONIC GRAPHIC WRITER AND THOSE IN THE FOURTH TO TENTH PLACES WILL EACH RECEIVE A PANASONIC COMPACT HEADPHONE PLAYER.

THE NEXT 100 STUDENTS WILL EACH BE GIVEN A PANASONIC SOLAR-POWERED CALCULATOR.

ALL ANSWERS AND RESULTS WILL BE PROCESSED BY THE GOVERNMENT DATA PROCESSING AGENCY AND PRIZES FOR THE QUIZ ARE SPONSORED BY SHUN HING ELECTRONIC TRADING CO. LTD. FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

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HALF MILLION YOUNGSTERS t » ♦

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TO LEARN ROAD SAFETY ♦ »

ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS OF THE 500 000-PLUS PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN HONG KONG WILL BE ENHANCED FOLLOWING THE LAUNCHING OF AN INTENSIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME TODAY (WEDNESDAY), t •

THE ^CONSTABLE CARE CHILDREN’S SAFETY PROGRAMME*, WHICH FORMS PART OF THIS YEAR’S SAFETY CAMPAIGN, IS TARGETED AT CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN EIGHT AND 12 YEARS, r

SPEAKING AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF TRAFFIC, MR PEDRO CHING' ' KWOK-HOO, SAID THE AIM OF THE PROGRAMME WAS TO MAKE YOUNG PEOPLE MORE CONSCIOUS OF THE DANGERS ON ROADS, AND TO TEACH THEM THE BEST WAY TO AVOID BECOMING VICTIMS OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.

/HE DESCRIBED .......

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HE DESCRIBED THE PROJECT AS UNPRECEDENTED IN ITS SCOPE, VARIETY AND IMAGINATION. IT IS ORGANISED AND SPONSORED BY COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS AND HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE ROAD SAFETY COUNCIL, THE POLICE, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AND THE BRITISH FORCES.

+OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS THE CAMPAIGN WILL DRIVE HOME ROAD SAFETY MESSAGES TO SCHOOL CHILDREN IN MANY WAYS,* HE SAID.

UNDER THE TERRITORY-WIDE PROGRAMME, NICE NOVELTIES EACH BEARING A ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE WILL BE HANDED OUT TO SCHOOL CHILDREN AND COMPETITIONS WILL BE HELD TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS.

+AS MANY AS 60 000 POSTERS, 25 000 BOARD GAMES, 20 000 COTTON SHOULDER BAGS, AND LARGE QUANTITIES OF STICKERS, CAPS AND T-SHIRTS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED FOR DISTRIBUTION,+ MR CHING SAID.

+IN ADDITION, A SERIES OF COMPETITIONS WILL BE HELD I